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SKU #: IPEH-002100

The PEAK PCAN-RS-232 is a programmable module for the communication between RS-232 and CAN. The device is based on the NXP LPC21 series microcontroller which handles conversion of data traffic between the two bus systems. Using the supplied library and the Yagarto GNU ARM toolchain (contains the GNU Compiler Collection GCC for C and C++), custom firmware can be created and then transferred to the module via CAN. This gives a whole range of options for manipulation, evaluation, filtering, and routing of the data traffic. The PCAN-RS-232 ships with a pre-installed demo firmware that routes data from CAN to RS-232 and vice versa. Both the data transfer and the hardware can be configured with serial control commands. The corresponding source code is included as an example in the scope of supply.

  • NXP LPC4078 microcontroller (ARM Cortex M4 with FPU, 120 MHz)
  • On-chip 4 kByte EEPROM
  • 4 MByte SPI flash
  • Two High-speed CAN channels (ISO 11898-2)
    • NXP LPC21 microcontroller (32-bit ARM CPU)
    • 32K bytes EEPROM
    • 1x high-speed CAN channel (ISO11898-2), baud rates up to 1M
    • 1x RS-232 serial port, baud rates up to 115.2K
    • 1x digital input, 1x digital output (active low)
    • 2-color LED for status display
    • 10-position terminal block connector (Phoenix) for RS-232, CAN, Power, I/O
Microcontroller NXP LPC2194/01, running at 60 MHz clock speed
Power Supply Supply voltage: +8 … +30 VDC
Current consumption: max. 70 mA @ 12V
Aux. memory 32 kByte I2C EEPROM, Atmel 24C256B
CAN interface High-speed CAN per ISO 11898-2, NXP TJA1040T transceiver, 40 kBit/s...1 MBit/s transmission speed (other transceiver types=speeds available upon request), no CAN bus termination
RS-232 interface serial lines RxD and TxD with RS-232 signal levels
Digital input (Din) Active low, max. signal level = Ub
Digital output (Dout) Active low, max. 60V / 0.7A
Connector(s) Screw terminal block, 10-pin, 3.5 mm pitch (Phoenix Contact MC 1.5/10-ST-3.5 - 1840447)
Status display dual-color LED
Dimensions With housing 68 x 57 x 21 mm, PCB only 51 x 54 mm; see dimensional drawing in the PCAN-RS-232 User's Manual - attachment B
Weight 36g
EMI/Protection EN 61326-1:2006-10, EC directive 2004/108/EG
IP20 aluminum (DIN EN 60529)
Operating temperature -40 … +85 °C (-40 … +185 °F)
Storage temperature -40 … +100 °C (-40 … +212 °F)
Relative humidity 15% to 90% (non-condensing)
Certifications CE
PCAN-RS-232 manual
PCAN-RS-232 Users Manual
Development package for ARM-based products
Firmware development package for Windows® 11 (64-bit), 10 (32/64-bit) with GCC ARM Embedded, PEAK-Flash, programming examples, and quick start guide. Supported products: PCAN-GPS, PCAN-Router, PCAN-Router DR, PCAN-Router FD, PCAN-Router Pro, PCAN-Router Pro FD, and PCAN-RS-232.
Development package for PCAN-RS-232 (outdated)
The package includes all files for development and documentation (German and English). This development package is outdated. Please use the development package for ARM-based products.
Easy-to-use tool for updating the firmware of PEAK-System hardware products as well as CAN and LIN adapters for Windows® 11 (64-bit), 10 (32/64-bit).