CAN Industrial Computers: Syslogic is setting its sights on industrial automation

Embedded computers as control computers or protocol converters

Fanless Industrial Computer with CAN interface (PresseBox) ( Waldshut-Tiengen, )
The fanless industrial computers from Syslogic are used worldwide in various industrial sectors. With the CAN computer Compact SL 8, Syslogic is now specifically setting its aim on automation companies. The devices are particularly suitable as control computers or protocol converters in industrial automation.

Syslogic, a specialist in fanless embedded computers, is expanding its portfolio of industrial computers to include industrial automation. Only late last year did Syslogic present the compact control computer Compact M. Now Syslogic is turning up the heat with a CAN computer (Controller Area Network) that builds on the industrial computer Compact SL 8.

Fanless CAN computers with galvanic isolation
Syslogic has many years of experience with CAN-based industrial computers. It is self-evident now that the modern, high-performance, industrial computer Compact SL 8 is being outfitted with CAN. Raphael Binder, Product Manager at Syslogic, says: "In the automation industry, CAN is still one of the most common bus systems." Accordingly, Syslogic has already received several orders for the new device, says Binder.

The CAN computer has a CAN and COM interface instead of the two COM interfaces of the standard device. The CAN computer Compact SL 8 supports the formats CAN 2.0A and 2.0B according to ISO 11898-2 or ISO 11898-3. In addition, the CAN computers impress with their rugged industrial design. The CAN interfaces are galvanically isolated, which protects the computers

The controller from Peak System ensures long-term compatibility
For many customers, an important criterion is also the new controller that is used in the Compact SL 8. The controller from the Darmstadt-based company Peak System supports both 32 as well as 64-bit operating systems and is compatible with the widely-used CAN controller SJA1000. In this way, Syslogic ensures a long-term system connection.

No CAN control without the matching driver
In addition to industry-adapted hardware, Syslogic also provides pre-compiled drivers, which guarantees a fast and easy system integration. Raphael Binder says: "We offer socket CAN and LIN (Local Interconnect Network) for Linux as well as CANopen packages from Peak for Windows." What's more, additional packages such as CANFestival or CAN Node can also be installed, says Binder. Advanced protocols such as CANopen are supported by these additional packages.

Syslogic industrial computers: fanless, rugged, long-term availability
In addition to the CAN connection, the Compact SL 8 computers are, as a standard, equipped with two Ethernet and four USB interfaces. Optionally, another CAN interface as well as LTE, GSM, UMTS and WLAN can be supplemented via a mini-PCI express board.

The industrial computers from Syslogic are valued in industrial automation not only for their simple system integration, but also for their uncompromising industrial design. Thanks to their industrial processor platforms, the devices have a low power consumption and are passively cooled. In addition, Syslogic guarantees a service life of at least ten years.

Embedded computers as control computers or protocol converters
Thanks to the quadcore processor from the Intel Atom E3845 series, the CAN industrial computer masters demanding control tasks and their visualization. The first devices in field application will be used as control computers for machines or as protocol converters for an EtherCAT control. Another application field is their use in vehicles or mobile machines.
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