USB CAN Interface - CAN USB COM

Part Number: GC-CAN-USB-COM

MPN: CAN-USB-LIGHT

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  • The new CAN-USB-COM converter provides bi-directional communication between a USB “COM Port” Serial interface and a CAN 2.0A/B (ISO 11898) Network. This new USB CAN interface is completely backward compatible with our prior CAN-USB-LIGHT version, while adding improved performance and more features.

    The new USB CAN interface offers the following features:

    • Backwards Compatibility with the previous version (CAN-USB-LIGHT)
    • 25 times faster with new ARM Cortex-M3 32-bit microcontroller
    • Easy setup using “Configuration Push Button”
    • Virtual Serial Baud Rates up to 1 Mbps
    • CAN Messages can now be formatted in either ASCII or binary
    • Help menu is integrated for set-up/configuration commands.
    • Automatic set-up of “bit-time” and “slew rate” (may be adjusted through configuration commands).

    With a wide variety of settings and configuration parameters this USB CAN Interface creates a powerful solution for interfacing between a Virtual USB COM Port and Controller Area Network (CAN). When plugged into a USB port, the CAN-USB-COM will enumerate as a serial COM Port. This means you can use it with any COM Port based software, including HyperTerminal or TeraTerm. Drivers are standard in Windows XP and later, and are available for MAC and Linux.

    The USB CAN interface can be used in either command mode or virtual circuit mode depending on the functionality desired.

    Command mode allows it to send and receive CAN messages through the virtual USB COM port providing complete conversion from serial RS232 to CAN messages. This mode also supports message filtering limiting the range of CAN identifiers that are received. CAN messages sent and received through the virtual RS232 serial port can be in readable ASCII format, or binary format.

    Command Mode:

    To use Command mode with the USB CAN interface connected to a PC, no special software is needed. Simply use your favorite terminal emulation program such as TeraTerm or HyperTerminal etc. Then you can send and receive CAN messages through the terminal window. You can also write your own software application to send and receive CAN messages, just using the COM port of your PC. If you are writing a software program, you may want to consider using the “binary” mode instead of ASCII mode.

    Virtual Circuit Mode allows the CAN-USB-COM converter act as a transparent ‘Virtual’ Serial link between itself and a second CAN-USB-COM converter or our RS232 CAN Converter. This mode provides the ability to “tunnel” RS232 Serial data between the two adapters, using the CAN network for transport. For example, this could be used to reach a remote serial port that is in a machine or engine that uses CAN, to get at the serial port for configuration, or data logging.

    Virtual Circuit Mode:

    • Backwards Compatibility with the previous version (CAN-USB-LIGHT)
    • Simple configuration using HyperTerminal or TeraTerm
    • 1000V isolation (Optional)
    • 10 message transmit buffer, 2 message receive buffer
    • LEDs for Serial TX and RX, CAN TX and RX
    • Test Features: can be used to generate CAN Square wave to measure propagation delay and evaluate bus termination.
    • Powered from USB Port
    • Uses FTDI USB to Serial Chip


    CANbus Features:

    • Compatible with CAN 2.0A (11-bit ID standard) and/or 2.0B (29-bit ID extended)
    • Baud rates up to 1Mbaud, CIA DS-102 pinout (H=7, L=2, GND=3)

  • Manufacturers Part Number CAN-USB-LIGHT
    Power Supply Powered from USB Port (No Power Supply Necessary)
    Indicators (LED)
    • RS232: TX & RX activity
    • CANbus: TX & RX activity
    • Power: Power On
    Baud Rate Serial Baud Rate USB Virtual COM Port: 100 to 1000000
    Pinout CAN Network Port: C.I.A. DS-102 (CAN_H = 7, CAN_L = 2, CAN_GND = 3)
    Receive Message Buffer
    • Virtual COM RS232 Serial Port: 2 Messages
    • CAN Network: 10 Messages
    Transceiver CAN Network Port: ISO1050 CAN Transceiver up to 1 mbit/s
    Slew Rate Adjust
    • Range: MIN >= 2.5 V/µs, MAX <= 20 V/µs
    • Method: Adjustable via potentiometer and screwdriver
    Connector(s)
    • CAN Network: Male DB9
    • USB: Standard USB-A Male Connector
    Isolation 5000 VRMS for ISO1050DW and 2500 VRMS for ISO1050DUB and ISO1050LDW (Optional)
    Temperature Range Operating: -40°C to +85° C
  • To use Command mode with the USB CAN interface connected to a PC, no special software is needed. Simply use your favorite terminal emulation program such as TeraTerm or HyperTerminal etc. Then you can send and receive CAN messages through the terminal window. You can also write your own software application to send and receive CAN messages, just using the COM port of your PC. If you are writing a software program, you may want to consider using the “binary” mode instead of ASCII mode.

    Virtual Circuit Mode allows the CAN-USB-COM converter act as a transparent ‘Virtual’ Serial link between itself and a second CAN-USB-COM converter or our RS232 CAN Converter. This mode provides the ability to “tunnel” RS232 Serial data between the two adapters, using the CAN network for transport. For example, this could be used to reach a remote serial port that is in a machine or engine that uses CAN, to get at the serial port for configuration, or data logging.

    Virtual Circuit Mode:

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  • To use Command mode with the USB CAN interface connected to a PC, no special software is needed. Simply use your favorite terminal emulation program such as TeraTerm or HyperTerminal etc. Then you can send and receive CAN messages through the terminal window. You can also write your own software application to send and receive CAN messages, just using the COM port of your PC. If you are writing a software program, you may want to consider using the “binary” mode instead of ASCII mode.

    Virtual Circuit Mode allows the CAN-USB-COM converter act as a transparent ‘Virtual’ Serial link between itself and a second CAN-USB-COM converter or our RS232 CAN Converter. This mode provides the ability to “tunnel” RS232 Serial data between the two adapters, using the CAN network for transport. For example, this could be used to reach a remote serial port that is in a machine or engine that uses CAN, to get at the serial port for configuration, or data logging.

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