CompactPCI® Board with 4 CAN or 4 CAN FD Interfaces

CompactPCI Board with Altera® FPGA for 4x CAN FD or 4x CAN via DSUB25

  • 4 CAN FD or optional 4 CAN interfaces according to ISO 11898-2

  • Bus Mastering and local data management by FPGA

  • PCI bus conform to PCI Local Bus Specification 3.0

  • Selectable CAN termination on board

  • Supports MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts)

  • Optional extended temperature range: -40° C … +85° C

Wide Range of Operating System Support and Advanced CAN Diagnostic

  • Software drivers for Windows® and Linux® included free of charge of CPCI-CAN/402-4 (I.2332.08)

  • Optional CAN layer 2 software drivers for real-time operating systems

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

  • ISO 16845:2004 certified esd Advanced CAN Core (esdACC) technology

  • High resolution hardware timestamps

Modern Transceiver Technology

  • esd Advanced CAN Core (esdACC) technology offers highest CAN performance and diagnostic

  Customization on Request

     • IRIG-B input
     • Error simulation support
     • All signals via Rear I/O (P3)
     • 2x CAN FD via DSUB9


Drivers are available for several operating systems (see tables Software Support below). 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.


Choice of Hardware Designs

The CPCI-CAN/402-4 is a CompactPCI board designed for the PCI bus that features four electrically isolated high-speed CAN interfaces according to ISO 11898-2.
The DSUB25 CAN connector is located in the front panel. As successor of the CPCI-CAN/402-4 board the CPCI-CAN/402-4-FD comes with four CAN FD interfaces.

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 CPCI-CAN/402-4(-FD) can be operated for example in Hypervisor environments.
The CPCI-CAN/402-4(-FD) provides 64-bit hardware timestamp with bit time accuracy.

Software Support

Windows and Linux (NTCAN-API)
The CAN layer 2 drivers for Windows and Linux are included in the scope of delivery of CPCI-CAN/402-4 (I.2332.08).

Realtime OS (NTCAN-API)
CAN layer 2 drivers for QNX, RTX(64), VxWorks® and On Time RTOS-32 can be ordered separately.

Higher Layer Protocols
(Classical CAN application only)
Higher Layer Protocols for Classical CAN applications are available for many operating systems (see order info):
• CANopen Master- and Slave-Stack
• J1939
• ARINC825

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

CPCI-CAN/402-4 Successor with CAN FD

The CPCI-CAN/402-4 (I.2332.08) is in life cycle stage "end-of-life" and is not recommended for new designs. (It can still be used in existing systems, e.g. if the drivers shall not be reinstalled.)
Use the successor CPCI-CAN/402-4-FD for new projects. It comes with a more powerful FPGA and supports CAN FD.
Furthermore, it can also be used in Classical CAN applications, because it is fully backwards compatible with CAN.

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