Using CAN communication

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Ahmed Salem, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Ahmed Salem

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 24, 2014

    I'm using f28335 kit to control IM programming it with matlab simulink and code composer.

    The purpose is to use the CAN feature to monitor some variables during performance so I'm new in using such a microcontroller and I need to know what hardware required to use CAN between the kit and my PC.
  2. Sal Ammoniac

    New Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    By "f28335" I assume you mean a TI Piccolo... That MCU does have a built-in CAN controller, but most MCUs with built-in CAN require a CAN transceiver to convert the output of the CAN peripheral into the signals used on a CAN bus.

    On the PC side the most common way of interfacing to a CAN bus is with a CAN-to-USB adapter. Google "Can to USB" and you'll get dozens of hits.