Cost-efficient LIN bus communication on PXI basis

June 24, 2011 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Providing a new low cost solution supporting ECU communication via LIN bus, GOEPEL electronic GmbH (Jena, Germany) specifically aims to support users mainly executing basic tasks in LIN communication, e.g. functional tests of ECUs (electronic control units). The module is named PXI 3078.

The PXI 3078 communication controller provides two LIN or K-Line interfaces. The transceivers can be plugged and exchanged according to the respective application. Modules for all common LIN transceiver types are available. An important new feature is the switchable transceiver supply via software. It can optionally be executed internally or externally via the LIN bus. The bus termination for master and slave operations can also be switched on or off via the software.

User program generations for PXI 3078 are supported by library functions in the onboard software. The module's basic software package supports LIN communication according to specifications 1.3, 2.0 and 2.1 including diagnosis via LIN. Extended commands such as network management, stimuli/response runs, ramps or table functions are currently available as software add-on modules.

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