NI-XNET High-Performance CAN Interfaces for PCI

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  • High-performance PCI CAN interfaces optimized for demanding high-signal-count applications
  • NI-XNET driver for developing frame and signal applications in LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI, and C/C++
  • NI-XNET device-driven DMA engine for coupling the CAN bus to host memory to minimize message latency
  • Integrated CAN databases for importing, editing, and using signals from FIBEX, .DBC, and .NCD files
  • Synchronization, 1 μs timestamps for integration with NI DAQ, digitizers, switches, large systems
  • High-speed/FD, low-speed/fault-tolerant, and software-selectable physical layers

NI-XNET CAN, LIN, and FlexRay interfaces are optimized for applications requiring real-time, high-speed manipulation of hundreds of CAN frames and signals, such as hardware-in-the-loop simulation, rapid control prototyping, bus monitoring, automation control, and more.

NI-XNET: One API, Many Embedded Networks
The NI-XNET platform combines a series of high-performance CAN, LIN, and FlexRay interfaces with the NI-XNET API, a common set of easy-to-use functions for reading and writing CAN, LIN, and FlexRay frames and signals.

Top Performance with Less Programming
NI-XNET interfaces bring together the performance associated with low-level microcontroller programming and the speed and power of Windows and LabVIEW Real-Time OS development. The patent-pending NI-XNET device-driven DMA engine reduces system latency, a common pain point for PC-based CAN interfaces, from milliseconds to microseconds. The engine enables the onboard processor to move CAN frames and signals between the interface and the user program without CPU interrupts, freeing host processor time for processing complex models and applications.

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