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Dual Channel PC/104 CAN Module provides 1,000 V isolation.

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February 19, 2013 - Available with Windows and Linux drivers, Model PCM-CAN-2-ISO employs high-speed isolated data couplers and power supplies to provide 1,000 V protection between two NXP SJA1000 CAN controllers and network interface. Each CAN channel can provide isolated +5 Vdc power or receive isolated +5 to +12 Vdc power from interface for additional flexibility. Operating from -40 to +85°C, PCM-CAN-2-ISO supports transfer rates to 1 Mbps and has jumper selectable termination resistors.

WinSystems, Inc.

715 Stadium Dr., Arlington, TX, 76011, USA

Original Press Release

Dual Channel PC/104 CAN Module Provides 1000V Isolation for Automotive and Industrial Applications

Press release date: February 12, 2013

Arlington, TX -- WinSystems introduces their PCM-CAN-2-ISO, a PC/104-compliant, dual channel, isolated Controller Area Network (CAN) module with Windows and Linux drivers available. The board employs high-speed isolated data couplers and power supplies to provide 1000V protection between the two NXP SJA1000 CAN controllers and the network interface. This makes the module ideal for operation in high-voltage renewable energy, high-speed industrial control, or unpredictable automotive applications, while it maintains low EMI and low-latency operation. Each CAN channel can provide isolated +5VDC power or receive isolated +5 to +12VDC power from the interface for additional flexibility. The +5VDC power supply includes overvoltage, overcurrent, and short-circuit protection.

The PCM-CAN-2-ISO is compliant with CAN specifications 2.0A (11-bit ID) and 2.0B (29-bit ID). CAN is an industry-standard, serial, asynchronous, multi-master communication protocol for connecting electronic control modules, sensors, and actuators in automotive and industrial applications.  The PCM-CAN-2-ISO supports transfer rates to 1 Megabits per second and has jumper selectable termination resistors so it can be used in various topology systems.

WinSystems offers this board in other off-the-shelf configurations. The PCM-CAN-2 is a dual channel, non-isolated unit. The PCM-CAN-1 is a single channel, non-isolated unit. The PCM-CAN-1-ISO is a single channel, isolated unit. Special OEM configurations are possible. All configurations will operate over the industrial temperature range of -40° to +85° Celsius.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The isolated dual channel, PCM-CAN-2-ISO, lists for $269; and the non-isolated dual channel, PCM-CAN-2, lists for $229. Delivery is from stock.  For sales information, please list; WinSystems' Applications Engineering Group at 715 Stadium Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011, Phone (817) 274-7553, Website http://www.winsystems.com  and e-mail: info@winsystems.com.

PCM-CAN-2-ISO and PCM-CAN-1-ISO product information:
Product Page http://pc104.winsystems.com/products/PCM-CAN-2-ISO.cfm
Data sheet http://www.winsystems.com/datasheets/PCM-CAN-2-ISO-DS.pdf

PCM-CAN-2 and PCM-CAN-1 product information:
Product Page http://pc104.winsystems.com/products/PCM-CAN-2.cfm    
Data sheet http://www.winsystems.com/datasheets/PCM-CAN-2-DS.pdf

ABOUT WINSYSTEMS
WinSystems, located in Arlington, Texas, designs and manufactures industry-standard PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EPIC, EBX, SUMIT-ISM, and STD Bus single board computers (SBCs), I/O modules, Panel PCs, and enclosures for use by OEMs and system integrators worldwide.  We have served the industrial, transportation, pipeline, Mil/COTS, communications, remote, and medical markets for over 30 years.  We are an employee-owned company.

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