1, 2 or 4 Channel PCI-CAN Interface (Layer 2, CANopen® or J1939)

PCI Board with Altera® FPGA for up to 4x CAN

  • 1x, 2x or 4x CAN interfaces according to ISO 11898-2

  • Bus mastering and local data management by FPGA

  • PCI interface according to PCI Local Bus Specification 3.0

  • Selectable CAN termination on board

  • Supports MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts)

Wide Range of Operating System Support and Advanced CAN Diagnostic

  • Software Drivers for Windows®, Linux®, VxWorks®, QNX®, RTX, RTX64 and others

  • CANopen®, J1939 and ARINC 825 protocol libraries are available

  • esd Advanced CAN Core (esdACC) technology

Variety of Product Designs

  • Product versions available with or without electrical isolation

  • Low profile version for 1x or 2x CAN

Link to CAN-PCI/402 Hardware Versions Overview of available CAN-PCI/402 hardware versions

Drivers are available for several operating systems (see tables Software Support). Please contact our Sales Team for detailed information about the driver availability for your operating system or if you need drivers for other operating systems.
CAN driver availability for all esd CAN interfaces is listed here.

Wide Choice of Hardware Designs
The CAN-PCI/402 is a PC board designed for the PCI bus that features one, two (CAN-PCI/402-2) or four (CAN-PCI/402-4/2Slot) electrically isolated high-speed CAN interfaces according to ISO 11898-2. The CAN-PCI/402-4/2Slot comes with two CAN interfaces via a separate slot bracket. These product versions are also available
without electrical isolation.

In the CAN-PCI/402-B4/1Slot version all four CAN interfaces are connected via one 37-pin DSUB connector. Equipped with one CAN interface the CAN-PCI/402-1-LP board is available as low profile version.

CAN Data Management
The independent CAN nets according to ISO 11898-1 are driven by the esdACC (esd Advanced CAN Core) implemented in the Altera FPGA. The FPGA supports bus
mastering (first-party DMA) to transfer data to the host memory. This results in a reduction of overall latency on servicing I/O transactions in particular at higher data rates and a reduced host CPU load.
Due to the usage of MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts) the CAN-PCI/402 can be operated for example in Hypervisor environments.
The CAN-PCI/402 provides high resolution hardware timestamps.

Software Support
Windows and Linux (NTCAN-API)
The CAN layer 2 drivers for Windows and Linux are included in the scope of delivery.

Realtime OS (NTCAN-API)
CAN layer 2 drivers for QNX, RTX, RTX64, VxWorks and others can be ordered separately.

Higher Layer Protocols (Classical CAN application only)
Higher Layer Protocols are available for many operation systems:

  • CANopen Master- and Slave-Stack
  • J1939
  • ARINC 825

Additional free-of-charge esd CAN tools for Windows are downloadable from our website. The tools offer efficient setup and analysis of CAN applications and networks.

Customization on Request
Customized options are available for customized series production in reasonable quantities. Please contact our Sales Team for detailed information.

Related Products
CAN-PCI/402-2-FD provides two CAN FD interfaces.
The CAN-PCIe/402 is available as PCI Express® board.

CAN-PCI/402: 1, 2 or 4 Channel PCI-CAN Interface (Layer 2, CANopen® or J1939)