National Instruments USB LIN interfaces provide Hi-Speed USB interfaces for connecting your PC to LIN networks and devices. The optional hardware synchronization version features a 3-pin COMBICON connector to synchronize the internal hardware timebase with other NI USB CAN and LIN interfaces, as well as NI data acquisition, vision, and motion devices, with 1, 10, or 20 MHz clocks. Synchronization eliminates clock drift between devices, and you can trigger between devices for correlating LIN data with data from other devices.
NI USB-847x LIN Interfaces
NI USB-8476 and USB-8476s interfaces are ideal for a wide variety of applications, including monitor and logging in-vehicle networks, bus load monitoring, device validation with synchronized data acquisition, LIN device development and test, and correlating LIN data with external measurements.
The convenient all-in-one design features a captive 2 m USB cable and built-in transceiver, requiring no extra cables or accessories to get applications running quickly. With hardware timestamping, you can log messages with microsecond-accurate timestamps for reconstructing network events and correlating data across synchronized devices.
USB-8476 and USB-8476s interfaces use an industry-standard 9-pin male D-SUB (DB9) connector to interface to the LIN bus. Hi-Speed USB connectivity ensures no dropped frames, even under 100 percent bus loads. Hardware-based error checking helps identify bus-level message problems.
NI USB-986x Interfaces
NI USB-986x LIN interfaces are based on NI-XNET products that are ideal for standardizing on LIN communication. By using the same software API for programming networks on USB, PXI, PCI, NI CompactDAQ, and NI CompactRIO, you can significantly reduce development time through maximum code reuse. Real-time testing applications like hardware-in-the-loop testing and simulation are also ideal for USB-986x interfaces because they are part of the NI-XNET family of products and work with the NI VeriStand software environment for configuring real-time testing applications.
These interfaces also have integrated support for importing and using LDF LIN database files to achieve hardware-scheduled communication transmission of frames and signals. In addition, they include bundled software tools like the NI-XNET driver, Bus Monitor, and Database Editor.