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The best gets even better #canbus #vscp

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 ( 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

This adapter in the Marin package will definitely be my favorite choice for my own setups in the future. More info is here .

ST TRANSIL™ Protection Devices Can Protect Your CAN Transceiver

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) …

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ST TRANSIL™ Protection Devices Can Protect Your CAN Transceiver