Temperature Measuring Unit has CAN FD Support

May 26, 2021 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Temperature Measuring Unit has CAN FD Support
With the MU-Thermocouple1 CAN FD temperature measuring unit, test engineers can integrate their thermometry activities directly into automotive test benches or industrial plants using CAN FD communication. A router for the conversion from CAN 2.0 to CAN FD is no longer necessary.

PEAK-System’s new measuring unit transmits temperature measurement data using the standard CAN FD. Depending on the product version, eight mini connectors for thermocouples of the types J, K, or T are available for temperature measurement. The CAN communication is done via a D-Sub connector. The measuring unit supports the CAN FD standard with data bit rates up to 10 Mbit/s and is at the same time downward compatible to classic CAN 2.0 A/B.

With support for the extended operating temperature range of -40 to 85 °C and due to its robust aluminum casing, the measuring unit can be used in harsh environments.  

Configuration of data processing, CAN communication, and LED indication is generated with a user-friendly Windows software and then transferred via CAN to the MU-Thermocouple1 CAN FD. Multiple devices can be operated and configured independently on a single CAN bus.



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