NI PXI-8513 1-Port Software-Selectable NI-XNET CAN Interface, PXI

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  • 1-port XS CAN interface with HS (TJA1041), LS/FT (TJA1045A), and single-wire (AU5790) transceivers
  • 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
  • Bundled software: NI-XNET driver, Bus Monitor and Database Editor for Windows, LabVIEW Real-Time OSs
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The NI PXI-8513 is a 1-port, software-selectable controller area network (CAN) PXI interface for developing CAN applications in NI LabVIEW, NI LabWindows/CVI, and C/C++ on Windows and LabVIEW Real-Time OSs. As part of the NI-XNET platform, the PXI-8513 works well in 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 software-selectable interfaces offer the best flexibility for CAN development with onboard transceivers for high-speed, low-speed/fault-tolerant, and single-wire CAN. Additionally, the PXI-8513 can connect to any external transceiver.

NI-XNET: One API, Many Embedded Networks and Form Factors
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 in many different platforms including PXI, PCI, NI CompactDAQ, and NI CompactRIO.

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.

Click on the first link in the 'Resources' tab for more information and a direct download link to the NI-XNET driver software.

The mark LabWindows is used under a license from Microsoft Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Specifications Summary

Product Name NI PXI-8513, NI-XNET CAN Interface, Software-Selectable, 1 Port
Product Family CAN
Form Factor PXI Platform
PXI Bus Type PXI Hybrid Compatible
Part Number 780688-01
Operating System/Target Real-Time , Windows
LabVIEW RT Support Yes
Voltage 5 Vrms
Current 640 mA
Source Internally Powered
Power Requirement for +3.3V Rail 940 mA
Power Requirement for +5V Rail 640 mA
Power Requirement for +12V Rail 0 A
Power Requirement for -12V Rail 0 A
Slot Two Module No
Module Width 1
MXI Compatible Yes
Isolation Type CAN Bus-PC Isolation
OEM Available No
API Support NI-CAN Channel API (Limited) , NI-CAN Frame API (Limited) , NI-XNET API
Port Information
Number of Ports 1
Physical Layer Software-Selectable , Low-Speed/F.T. , High-Speed , Single-Wire
Max Baud Rate 1 Mbits/s
Min Baud Rate 33.333 kbits/s
Termination Software-Selectable
Transceiver Philips TJA1041, Built-in , Philips TJA1054A, Built-in , Philips AU5790, Built-in
Special Features
Hardware Synchronization Yes
Synchronization Frequency 10 MHz , 20 MHz , 1 MHz
Hardware Timestamping Yes
Timestamp Resolution 1 us
Remote Frame Support Yes
Advanced Mode Support Listen-Only Mode , Self-Reception (Echo) Mode , Sleep/Wakeup Mode
Physical Specifications
Length 10 cm
Width 16 cm
I/O Connector 9-pin D-Sub (DB-9)
Minimum Operating Temperature 0 °C
Maximum Operating Temperature 55 °C

NI PXI-8513 Packages

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NI PXI-8513 and Accessories Only
NI PXI-8513 - 780688-01 Qty $ 1,418 each
Connector Block -
CAN Breakout Box - 780041-01
Qty $ 432 each
Cable - 9-pin D-sub female
Qty $ 53 each
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