NI CANopen LabVIEW Library

  • NI recommends the PXI-8531 or NI-9881, and NI-Industrial Communications for CANopen.
  • Life-cycle status: maintenance
  • Support for Legacy NI Series 2 high-speed CAN interfaces
  • View Support Resources
NI recommends using NI-Industrial Communications for CANopen driver software with the PXI-8531 PXI CANopen Interface Module or the NI-9881 C Series CANopen Interface Module.

The NI CANopen LabVIEW Library is a set of VIs you can use to create CANopen master applications that comply with the CiA DS-301 standard. These functions, which work with NI-CAN driver software, are compatible with all Series 2 high-speed CAN interfaces (see the Resources tab).

CANopen is a controller area network (CAN)-based higher layer protocol developed as a standardized embedded network with highly flexible configuration capabilities. It was designed for motion-oriented machine control networks, such as handling systems, but now it is used in a variety of products and applications, including medical equipment, off-road vehicles, maritime electronics, public transportation, and building automation.

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