The CAN (Controller Area Network) is a serial communication bus especially suited to interconnect smart devices to build smart systems or sub-system. It efficiently supports distributed real-time control with a very high level of security. In CAN networks, there is no addressing of subscribers or stations in the conventional sense, but instead prioritised messages are transmitted.
This module has one independent CAN communication port with a 5-pin screw terminal connector, and has the ability to cover a wide range of CANopen applications. The I-8123W-CPS module uses the new Phillips SJA1000T and transceiver 82C250, which provide both CAN 2.0A and 2.0B specific, re-transmission functionality, bus arbitration and error detection with auto correction.
It can be installed in the WinPACs, ViewPACs and XPACs Series. It is popularly applied in the industrial automation, building automation, vehicle applications and embedded control networks.