With the PCAN-MicroMod FD, PEAK-System Technik has released a universal solution for the integration of a CAN FD interface and I/O functionality into custom hardware. Developers can plug the CPU module into their motherboard and configure it with the PCAN-MicroMod FD Configuration Windows software included in the scope of supply. The configurations are transferred to the PCAN-MicroMod FD via the CAN bus. Several modules can be configured independently of each other in a CAN bus. In addition to mapping the signals to CAN messages, the software enables a variety of operations and processing functions for analog and digital I/O signals. Once the configuration has been transferred, the PCAN-MicroMod FD forms an autonomous CAN node with the motherboard that can forward the information from sensors, actuators, and switches via the CAN bus.
Together with the PCAN-MicroMod FD, PEAK-System is launching an evaluation board onto the market that is intended to facilitate the development of an individual motherboard. With the so-called PCAN-MicroMod FD Evaluation Board, users can access all resources of the attached PCAN-MicroMod FD via taps, screw terminals, switches, and potentiometers and test configurations or circuits.
The PCAN-MicroMod FD can now be purchased individually or together with the PCAN-MicroMod FD Evaluation Board. Furthermore, a kit is available that contains a CAN FD interface for the USB port and a CAN cable in addition to the processor and evaluation board. The company plans to release ready-to-use motherboards for specific applications by the end of the year.