PCAN-PCI Express FD (4 Ch)

The PCAN-PCI Express FD plug-in card made by PEAK System Technik allows the connection of a PC with PCI Express slots to CAN FD and CAN networks. The card provides galvanic isolation of up to 500 Volts between the computer and CAN sides. This CAN FD interface for PCI Express systems is also available in a single or dual-channel version.

The new CAN FD standard (CAN with Flexible Data rate) is primarily characterized by higher bandwidth for data transfer. The maximum of 64 data bytes per CAN FD frame (instead of 8 so far) can be transmitted with bit rates up to 12 Mbit/s. CAN FD is downward-compatible to the CAN 2.0 A/B standard, thus CAN FD nodes can be used in existing CAN networks. However, in this case the CAN FD extensions are not applicable.

The monitor software PCAN-View and the programming interface PCAN-Basic for the development of applications with CAN connection are included in the scope of supply and support the new standard CAN FD.

Scope of delivery:
  • PCAN-PCI Express FD insert card
  • Device drivers for Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 and Linux (32/64-bit)
  • CAN monitor PCAN-View for Windows®
  • Programming interface PCAN-Basic for developing applications with CAN connection
  • Programming interfaces for standardized protocols from the automotive sector
  • Manual in PDF format
  • PC plug-in card (PCIe-x1) for PCI Express slots
  • 4 High-speed CAN channels (ISO 11898-2)
  • Complies with CAN specifications 2.0 A/B and FD
  • CAN FD support for ISO and Non-ISO standards switchable
  • CAN FD bit rates for the data field (64 bytes max.) from 25 kbit/s up to 12 Mbit/s
  • CAN bit rates from 25 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
  • CAN bus connection via D-Sub, 9-pin (in accordance with CiA® 102)
  • FPGA implementation of the CAN FD controller
  • NXP TJA1044GT CAN transceiver
  • Galvanic isolation on the CAN connection up to 500 V, separate for each CAN channel
  • CAN termination can be activated through a solder jumper, separately for each CAN channel
  • PCIe data transfer via bus master DMA
  • DMA memory access operations with 32- and 64-bit addresses
  • Measurement of bus load including error frames and overload frames on the physical bus
  • Induced error generation for incoming and outgoing CAN messages
  • 5-Volt supply to the CAN connection can be connected through a solder jumper, e.g. for external bus converter
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F)
Interface(s) PC: PCI Express x1 (1 Lane)
CAN: ISO 11898-2, complies with CiA-recommendation DS 102
CAN FD 1.0
Power Consumption 1 channel: tbd
2 channel: max. 200mA (@3.3V), 30 mA (@12V)
4 channel: tbd
Baud Rate CAN: 25 kBit/s - 1 Mbit/s
CAN FD: 25 kBit/s - 12 Mbit/s
Pinout C.I.A. DS-102 (CAN_H = 7, CAN_L = 2, CAN_GND = 3)
Transceiver NXP TJA1044GT
Dimensions 121 x 114 mm
Weight 55g (single channel); 66 g (dual channel); tbd g (four channel)
Software Driver: Windows® 10, 8.1, 7; Linux
Tools: PCAN-View for Windows®
Controller(s) FPGA Implementation
Channels 1, 2 or 4
I/O & IRQ automatically assigned via "plug n play"
Isolation Up to 500 VDC, separate for each CAN channel
Specification CAN FD 1.0 (compatible with CAN 2.0)
Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C
Storage temperature -40°C to +125°C
Relative humidity 15% to 90% (non-condensing)
EMC directives EN 55024:2011-09
EN 55022:2011-12
EC directive 2004/108/EG
Certifications CE, RoHS