PC Card Adapter connects CAN networks to notebook computers.

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ICPCM Intelligent CAN PC Card Adapter offers 128 kbyte onboard CAN buffer, for use on high-speed CAN networks, and provides 2 kbyte dual-port RAM for high-speed data exchange between card and PC. CAN traffic can be captured in real time to minimize possibility of missing messages. ICPCM is outfitted with SJA1000 CAN controller chip, offering full range of data rates up to 1 Mbps and CAN 2.0B compatibility. It provides support for 11-bit and 29-bit identifiers.



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Contemporary Controls Introduces Its Intelligent CAN PC Card Adapter


Downers Grove... Illinois (August 16, 2002)-Contemporary Controls introduces the PC Card CAN Adapter to help OEMs instantly enable connection of CAN networks to notebook computers. The ICPCM Intelligent CAN PC Card Adapter offers enhanced features such as 128 kB onboard CAN buffer for use on high-speed CAN networks and provides 2 kB dual port RAM for high-speed data exchange between the card and an attached PC. By integrating intelligence in the PC Card adapter, CAN traffic can be captured in real time to minimize the possibility of missing messages. This is important when using the product as a monitoring or commissioning tool.

The ICPCM is outfitted witlh the SJA1000 CAN controller chip, offering the full range of data rates up to 1 Mbps and CAN 2.0B compatibility. Other features include listen-only mode, support for 11-bit and 29-bit identifiers and is designed with a physical layer interface for DeviceNet. With the DeviceNet physical layer, it has reverse-wiring protection, and the CAN signal is optically isolated from the PC. A physical layer option for CANopen will be available in the near future.

The ICPCM-DN is shipped with a CD-ROM disk containing Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP drivers and sample applications. Availability is September 1, 2002.

Cost per unit is $795.00.

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