Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Controller Area Network(CAN ) Hardware

The Development Board:

The analyzer itself is a LPC-E2294-RB development board from Olimex. This development board uniquely features four CAN controllers and a UART to USB conversion chip capable of RS-232 with speeds exceeding 1Mbits/s.

Picture courtesy of www.olimex.com

CAN-Controller Area Network -A Graphical User Interface

Introducing CAN

Controller Area Network (CAN) is the de-facto protocol for communication between embedded devices. It was developed by Bosch in 1983 and was designed originally to be used in automotive industry where many systems within a car need to be communicated with a central ECU.

CAN or CAN-bus is a vehicle bus standard design to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate within a vehicle without a host computer.

CAN is a high integrity serial data communications bus for real time control applications. Operates at data rates up to 1Mbits/s over links up to approximately 40m.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Google's Android tops as others including BlackBerry and Nokia sink

Google's Android devices have become most popular smart phones in the US, said a Nielsen survey Tuesday, a day when Nokia shares tanked more than 15 percent on weaker quarterly outlook.

The April survey of 65,000 users showed that 36 percent mobile consumers now use an Android device, compared to 26 percent who use Apple iPhones and 23 percent who use Blackberry.