Archive for CAN232

New C# Project for CAN232

We have today uploaded a new C# project made in Visual Studio 2010 which can be used together with CAN232 and also CANUSB (if used with FTDI VCP USB drivers). This project is made by us and it is our first program written in C#, it comes with full source code and you are free to use it, change it and build your own programs based on the code as long as you use it with our products. You find the project in our download section. The project does not support all commands such as filtering and listen only mode, but it supports both 11bit and 29bit ID’s as well as RTR frames. We kept it simple so our users who work in C# has something to work on when making their own programs.

New CAN232 version

We are proud to announce a new version (V3) of CAN232. Please read the Press Release for more detailed information. At the same time recommended sale price of CAN232 is lowered from €89 to €79 in single quantity (though it may variate depening on where you buy it). Note: New firmware for V3 do not work in older V1 & V2 since it is a new hardware inside.

New pick & place machine

LAWICEL AB invests €75,000 in their own pick&place machine and a new assembly line for CAN232, CANUSB and other products from LAWICEL AB. This strengthen us to build large volume and lower price of our own products plus we can do many custom versions of these products without high startup costs.

New CAN232 project

CAN232 Delphi 7 project for Windows added under Projects.

New CAN232 version

Starting of March we will deliver CAN232 in our own new case, a blue transparent case where the LEDs are not going through the plastics, making it dust proof. The LEDs can easily be seen through the blue transparent plastics. Visit us at Embedded World in Nürnberg to see this new CAN232 version. We are in the Elektronikladen booth 12/503.

Updated VB6 Test Application

Updated the Visual Basic 6 Test Application for CAN232 Version 2 commands etc. See under Downloads.

New CAN232 version

LAWICEL HB sets another record in speed and performance with the new CAN232 V2, built on same base technology and know-how as the original version. The new CAN232 comes with more memory, 4 times faster microcontroller, new commands and possibilities for the customer to update the firmware for free in less than 5 seconds without opening the case.

Initial tests at customers and at LAWICEL HB shows that the troughput has more than doubled compared to the original version of CAN232 V1. We have now tested it by shooting 500 frames per second with standard 11bit ID’s and 8 databytes using 115,200 baud RS232 and no single frame is lost during a whole day. Another test was done shooting 1000 frames per second with standard 11bit ID’s and 2 databytes and same result, not a single lost frame.

In the initial release of the new CAN232, we have increased the receive FIFO from 8 to 32 messages, added time stamp on the messages in milliseconds (option to be backwards compatible with original version) and optimized the CAN core functions for speed and memory usage. Further more we have added the “Auto Poll” function, which can be set with a command so incomming CAN frames are sent directly out on the RS232 without the need of polling them manually. Finally we added a bootloader in the new CAN232 which makes it possible for the customer to update the firmware inside the CAN232 to new versions/features that we develop (the original version had to be sent to us for update). This bootloader also makes it possible for either the customer to make their own software for the CAN232 or that LAWICEL can do customizations and add more functionallities without sending the hardware arround the world.

Excisting users with the original CAN232 cannot benefit of these new features, however LAWICEL HB can upgrade the hardware in their original CAN232. Contact LAWICEL HB or your local dealer for more information about this.

The new CAN232 is now available. We will update this site in the next weeks with more information, updated demo programs and manuals, so check back often during the next weeks.

Lars Wictorsson, CEO LAWICEL HB