International experts met for the 20th holding of the Embedded World exhibition and conference in Nuremberg from June 21 to June 23, 2022. The latest trends and technical innovations in the field of embedded system development were presented. Of course, CAN was part of it as always.
The CAN Newsletter already reported in several articles about CAN at the Embedded World trade show. In 5 halls latest developments were presented. More than 720 exhibitors from 39 countries participated. 1414 attendees and speakers were part at the Embedded World Conference and Electronic Displays Conference. According to the organizer, from 21 to 23 June 2022, around 18 000 international embedded experts from 76 countries attended the 20th Embedded World. The CAN Newsletter was part of the exhibition and collected a few impressions of latest CAN-related products.
HY-Di from HY-Line is a system consisting of batteries and analysis software and hardware. The HY-Di Smart Battery System monitors Li-ion battery packs from anywhere and at any time (according to the company), whether via internet, SM, or CAN. Connect to the different batteries via internet using the HY-Dibattery Interface (HBI) and an internet browser. A variety of battery parameters can be monitored via CAN or SM. The integrated COM ports allow online monitoring of the batteries during the charging process. For example, technicians working in the healthcare sector, can access battery monitoring data for CAN-capable batteries and their healthcare devices.
Embien Technologies is a global embedded device engineering services company that specializes in designing and developing products for OEMs/ODMs across verticals like industrial, automotive, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), medical, camera designs etc., They have helped develop numerous products involving hardware, mechanical, and software designs, the company explained. “Our niche technology expertise includes CANopen, Devicenet, Modbus, BACnet, Profibus, Secure Boot, TLS 1.3, Snap, and Dockers”.
At the fair, Microsys announced that the second generation of system-on-module based on NXP S32G vehicle network processors are equipped with the NXP S32G3 processor. Compared to the NXP S32G2 processor, they offer up to 2,5 times more applications processing performance, extended memory, and higher networking bandwidth, explained the company. 8 Arm Cortex-A53 cores and 4 Arm Cortex-M7 cores including lockstep support are provided. It also features 18 CAN FD interfaces as well as LIN. The product’s target markets include real-time connected vehicles, mobile machinery, and automotive test and measurement equipment.
With the TQMa64xxL and TQMa243xL, TQ presented two pin-compatible embedded module families for real-time tasks. They are based on a processor series from Texas Instruments. For both products up to two CAN FD interfaces are available.
Rigol Technologies introduced several CAN-based oscilloscopes. The digital oscilloscopes DS70000 and MSO8000 series’ for example. Both products are suited for fast acquisition and analysis of signals, said the company. Typical applications include automated tests, protocol analysis for serial buses in automotive electronics like CAN FD and LIN for example as well as measurement of electronic circuits, measurements and analysis of switching power applications, etc. More information is soon to be followed in the CAN Newsletter Online.
Innodisk showcased its industrial CAN modules made for automation machines. The company said, this CAN series has a complete embedded expansion solution for any environment. The form factors include Mini PCIe, and M.2 2242 to 2280. The M.2 CAN module can provide up to four CAN ports. All products comply with 2500 voltage isolation protection and can be used in high temperature environments, said the company. The modules come with high layer protocol support of J1939/CANopen, and provide Linux SocketCAN driver.
The Rugged Telematics Device with IP67 protection class showcased from iWave is integrated with security module, three CAN ports, EIA-232, EIA-485, and various wireless connectivity options such as 4G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The device is built to track vehicles even in tough conditions. With the support for multiple protocols such as J1939, FMS, CANopen, ISO 15765-4 CAN, and edge firmware, the telematics device is suitable for a range of applications that operate in harsh environments and procedures, explained the company.
AAEON revealed its Boxer-8640AI fanless embedded platform at the exhibition. The product will be available in quarter four and features the Jetson AGX Orin 32 GiB and Jetson AGX Orin 64 GiB as the respective processor modules. The embedded box PCs features the Nvidia Jetpack 5.0 SDK to support the Jetson software stack to help in the development of AI (artificial intelligence) applications in areas such as autonomous machinery. The Boxer-8640AI provides two Nvidia deep learning accelerators (NVDLA), along with a 32 GiB 256-bit system memory. Its I/O options include four RJ-45 slots for PoE, along with DB-9 slots for CAN, and six DIO.
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