WinSystems (Arlington, TX) has introduced their PCM-CAN-2-ISO, a PC/104- compliant, dual channel, isolated Controller Area Network (CAN) module with Windows and Linux drivers available. The board employs high-speed isolated data couplers and power supplies to provide 1000V protection between the two NXP SJA1000 CAN controllers and the network interface. Each CAN channel can provide isolated +5 VDC power or receive isolated +5 to +12 VDC power from the interface for additional flexibility. The +5 VDC power supply includes overvoltage, overcurrent, and short-circuit protection. The PCM-CAN-2-ISO is compliant with CAN specifications 2.0A (11-bit ID) and 2.0B (29-bit ID). The PCM-CAN-2-ISO supports transfer rates to 1 Megabits per second and has jumper selectable termination resistors so it can be used in various topology systems.

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