Dual CAN channel mini PCI Express-compatible network card announced

31/07/2014 by Kvaser
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Leading Controller Area Network (CAN) interface specialist, Kvaser AB, is pleased to announce a highly integrated CAN network card that supplements any standard computer board with mini PCI Express capability with two high speed controller area network (CAN) channels.

With silent mode, error frame detection and an on-board buffer, the small form factor board (it measures just 30 x 51 mm) fits any embedded data acquisition systems, but is particularly suitable for fleet management to monitor key parameters such as fuel economy, engine speed, braking and accelerator pressure, and gearshift patterns.

Major features of the Kvaser Mini PCI Express 2xHS include support for a bit rate from 40 to 1000 kbit/s and a CAN transfer rate up to 20000 messages/s, plus a time stamp accuracy of 25 µs. The low profile connector used complies with the mini PCI Express standard, which connects via a cable to a DSUB (or other type) at the computer housing, and a 7 pin Molex connector provides dual CAN channel access.