Got some PCB’s designed by @kentindell Canis Automotive Labs Ltd. promptly manufactured as usual by @JLCPCB today that will be used as prototype boards for some VSCP CAN FD samples using the RP 2040. Eventually, there will probably be a VSCP module around this with my own PCB. Fully open of course.
For my VSCP testing I have most of the available CAN adapters available on the market here in the lab. Among them my favorite has been the USB2CAN. It’s attractive price, CANAL/Socketcan support and quality just makes it better than the rest.
Not so anymore.
Gediminas (well his company Rusoku) has released a follow up called TouCAN that at the same attractive price (EUR 69) takes things to another level with the following features
No driver installation required (WinUSB Microsoft generic driver, out-of-the-box functionality
Zero Frame Loss
Timestamp resolution = 1uS
Data export to .csv
Data Buffer for 20000 Frames
Powerful CPU ( Cortex M4 100 MHz )
Supported Library. Open Source CANAL API DLL
Open Source GUI (Qt.io). Compatible with Linux, MacOS, Windows.
Linux SocketCAN support
Direct connection to device without CANAL API
2x dual color LEDs
Unlimited CAN Device Support
Default speeds 10, 20, 50, 100, 125, 250, 500, 1000 or custom CAN bus baud rate.
Firmware upgrade via bootloader
Meets the requirements of ISO 11898-2
Bus-Fault protection of –27 V to 40 V
EMI filters for CAN and USB interfaces
Linux CANAL API library for SocketCAN
TouCAN USB to CAN adapter is compatible with home automation system VSCP vscpWorks from www.vscp.org
This adapter in the Marin package will definitely be my favorite choice for my own setups in the future. More info is here .
Electronic equipment – and the value of semiconductors — in cars is constantly growing. Modern cars, from luxury models to even entry-level vehicles, contain lots of electronic modules providing comfort, infotainment, and safety for occupants. These modules increasingly interact with each other turning cars into mobile networks. Several different networking standards (CAN, LIN, MOST, FlexRay, Ethernet 2 wires, and others) …