We have extended our spectrum and can offer you a complete and consistent selection of development tools, consultation, support, CAN accessories as well as the complete solution of your specific problem. The development, maintenance and the selling of CANopen devices are supported by port by a record of tools (see picture).
The developers profit from the CANopen Design Tool with which they create the object directory. This flows into the application code and also indirectly into the CANopen library itself. After software integration the device can be tested with the commissioning tool CANopen Device Monitor and the message transfer can be recorded and interpreted with the CAN telegram analyser CAN-REport. The commissioning tool again uses the EDS file generated, in order to be able to represent all device parameters. The maintenance engineer likewise can use the CANopen Device Monitor and CAN-REport, in order to localize errors in network operation. Additionally the tools are interesting for the sales engineer. He is able to offer a broader range of products around his CANopen devices, that facilitate commissioning and error detection in CAN networks. Furthermore he will always have up-to-date documentation of the device available in a consistent EDS file.
Beginning with the version 2.0 of the CANopen library of port in 1998, several CAN networks (CAN lines) can be addressed. Thus it is possible to use more than one CAN line in platforms without operating systems (OS) as well as in systems with single-tasking OS or multi-tasking OS with only insufficient resource protection mechanisms. Thus gateways can be created between networks, whereby functionality (Master/Slave) can be different for each line.
We now have a lot of additional software support for different kinds of device profiles or frameworks defined by CiA. Some of these are: