CANPCI Interfaces Universal PCI Bus Computers to the CAN Network

Contemporary Controls CANPCI

Product Overview

  • Interfaces CAN with PCI bus
  • Uses the Philips SJA1000 controller chip
  • Compatible PCA82C200 mode
  • 64-byte FIFO receive buffer
  • CAN 2.0B protocol compatibility
  • Supports both 11-bit and 29-bit identifiers
  • Interfaces with both CANopen and DeviceNet layers
  • 5 V or 3.3 V bus operation
  • Data rates up to 1 Mbps
  • Drivers are available for Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP
  • 16 MHz clock frequency

Controller Area Network (CAN) is applied as an embedded communication system for intelligent devices in factories, medical equipment and even as an internal bus. So transmitting high-speed CAN data into a desktop PC is sometimes necessary for programmers, project engineers and diagnostic technicians.

The CANPCI adapter, both cost-effective and versatile, is designed for either 5 V or 3.3 V bus operation for PCI compatible computers. The CANPCI adapter supports 8-bit transfers and takes advantage of the high-speed PCI bus for high data transfer speed.

This design is based on the ever-popular Philips SJA1000 CAN stand-alone controller chip, which is employed in both automotive and industrial applications. The SJA1000 affords more benefits than its predecessor, the 82C200. It can operate in the BasicCAN mode-or PeliCAN mode, which supports the cAN 2.0B specification with 29-bit identifiers. The SJA1000 operates from a 16 MHz clock and features a larger receive buffer and better acceptance-filtering. Data rates are possible up to 1 Mbps.

The newer PeliCAN mode is equipped with various features: error counters with read/write access; programmable error warning limit; last error register; error interrupt for each CAN-bus error; arbitration lost interrupt with detailed bit position; single-shot transmission (no retransmission); listen-only mode (no acknowledge, no active error flags); acceptance-filter extension (4-byte mask); and reception of "own" messages (self-reception request).

The CANPCI is available in two models: the CANPCI-DN incorporates the DeviceNet physical layer, whereas the CANPCI-CO provides a CANopen physical layer.

Optically-isolated transceivers offer reverse-voltage and short-circuit protection for both the CANPCI-DN (implementing the DeviceNet 5-position, open-style connector) and the CANPCI-CO (implementing the CANopen DB-9 connector).

  Data Sheet

  Installation Guide

  CAN Tutorial


Drivers, APIs and utility programs can be obtained by contacting Contemporary Controls.

Regulatory Compliance

  Declaration of Conformity

  Material Composition Declaration - CANPCI-CO

  Material Composition Declaration - CANPCI-DN

Ordering Information

Model Description                  
CANPCI-CO CANPCI CANopen module $245
CANPCI-DN CANPCI DeviceNet module $245