The picture above shows the CANDIP/505, which has the size of a DIP28. The CANDIP/505 is equipped with an Infineon microcontroller type C505CA with integrated CAN controller and 128kB FLASH type 29F010.
What is CANDIP/505?
CANDIP/505 is an embedded microcontroller with CAN (Controller Area Network), where you as a user can make a quick route to new products, maybe you just need some digital or analog I/O connected to CAN or a a smart node with a PID controlled motor etc. You can see the CANDIP/505 as a very small "Single Board Computer".
CANDIP/505 isn't just a "ready to use module with pre-programmed software" which has a very narrow application field, such as a CANopen SLIO or a homebrewed Protocol SLIO, it is completely scalable with your own software (written in C, Basic, Forth, Pascal or any other compiler that supports the Infineon C505CA which is an 8051). We can of course pre-program it to behave as you like incase you do not have the time or knowledge.
CANDIP/505 also has on-board RS-232 transceivers and a RESET circuit that generates a proper reset after power up and will also halt the microcontroller if the voltage drops below 4.38V. Furthermore it has a standard ISO-11898 CAN transceiver on board, but could also use an external CAN transceiver with your own hardware with e.g. OPTO isolation.
CANDIP/505 will get you a quick start where you do not have to start from scratch and debug hardware while trying to get your application running. We also provide simple routines for testing the CAN controller by sending and receiving frames. Today we provide samples in KEIL C51. It is also possible to buy a full working CANlib for the C505CA (CANpie), written in KEIL C51 with full source code.
CANDIP/505 has a few I/O connections on board that could be used for general I/O, but it can easily be expanded to a real advanced and sophisticated system through the software controlled SPI port. Through the SPI port you could add hardware such as digital I/O, ADC, DAC, RTC, EEPROM, LCD and much more. You can also attach I2C devices and control them by software controlled I2C.
CANDIP/505 support In-System-Programming (ISP), which means you can program the software without removing it from the socket through the CANbus with a free software from us.This software supports different types of PC CAN boards from us. The Download tool support CANopen protocol.
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