Added software lets RTOS say, “I CAN(bus)” - Embedded.com

Added software lets RTOS say, “I CAN(bus)”

Houston — Broad support for implementing the Controller Area Network (CAN) serial bus network and its application layer protocol, CANopen, has been added to the RTXC Quadros real-time operating system (RTOS) from Quadros Systems, Inc. Among the additions are device drivers for ColdFire, Blackfin, and C16x processors with on-chip CAN controllers, as well as extensive CANopen slave and master software.

Where the device drivers let you work with your own CAN or CANopen protocol implementations, a comprehensive package, including real-time CANopen protocol stacks, is available in CANopenRT. Specifically, CANopentRT contains all functions needed to implement slave or simple master devices according to CANopen specification DS301 v.4.02.

Its integration with the RTXC Quadros RTOS means you can use CANopentRT in a range of applications, from simple CANopen nodes to control applications performing complex and concurrent tasks, each with independent access to the CANopen protocol. CANopenRT is tested with the latest CANopen conformance test software from CAN in Automation.

Integrated CAN and CANopen software are all delivered as standard C source code and available now for Analog Devices’ Blackfin BF534, BF536, and BF537; Freescale Semiconductor’s ColdFire MCF5214/6x, MCF523x, MCF528x, and MCF548x; and Infineon Technologies’ C16x processors.

Project licenses for the basic CAN drivers start at under $1,900.

Quadros Systems, Inc. , 1-832-351-2830, www.quadros.com

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