The CANgineBerry CANopen is an active CAN co-processor module that uses a regular UART communication channel towards the host system. With its independent 32-bit microcontroller, the CANgineBerry can easily execute CAN protocols with tough timing demands such as CANcrypt or CANopen with response times of under 10 ms.
Depending on the configuration, the CAN communication can be up and running within 50 ms after power-on, even if the host system takes significantly longer to boot.
Available firmware options at launch include a generic minimal CANopen Manager/Controller and a CANopenIA Device both based on the CANopenIA implementation. We also plan to release a CANcrypt version of the popular Lawicel protocol (CAN232/SLCAN).
The serial protocol between host and CANopenIA is the CANopen remote access protocol by Embedded Systems Academy. It supports reporting events (new data arrived on CANopen side) as well as reading and writing data of the local Object Dictionary.
The CANopen Manager performs automatic network scans, simplifying application code as it can directly access the data scanned.
CANopen Manager implementations also support read and write accesses to Object Dictionary entries of any node connected to the CANopen network. For more information visit our dedicated web page at www.canopenia.com.