The element14 roadtests are a great way to learn new things. Whenever I see a test that interests me, I enroll.
Success is not guaranteed. I've been selected for some, not for others. In this series I'll explain how I decide to enroll or not.
I'll also show how I build my case, including some examples from my applications.
This is the technical part of my application for the Microchip CAN Bus Analyser Tool .
All technical content is here. The self promotion bit I've culled because I've gone deep and low this time.
I was selected.
Application: Microchip CAN Bus Analyser Tool
I'm building a CAN project for the element14 blog.
I can (sic) use the Microchip CAN Bus Analyser to analyse and to document the traffic flowing between devices on a CAN bus.
I think that the unique angle of my proposal is that I will not attach it to a car and check its bus, but on a device that is being built here on the community site.
The analyser will be used in combination with automotive grade electronics. I have CAN capable microcontrollers and purchased CAN driver ICs (not for this roadtest but for my blog).
I'm building a custom PCB for the CAB physical layer. Schematics and layout will be part of the blog series and the analyser can play a real life role as an instrument for bus design.
The design will also include the firmware that generates the traffic. Readers can follow from code to physical signals to the Microchip CAN Bus Analyser.
This approach may be different than other proposals for this roadtest that focus on its analysis powers on existing vehicles.
- Here are the CAN relevant articles that I've posted on element14 in the past:
Probing your Hercules LaunchPad CAN bus Part 1
Probing your Hercules LaunchPad CAN bus Part 2
Probing your Hercules LaunchPad CAN bus Part 3
- New blog series that I just started this September:
CAN communication with Hercules Safety Microcontroller - part 1: tryout
(in draft status): CAN communication with Hercules Safety Microcontroller - part 2: Communication between 2 Devices
- youtube videos:
As you can expect, there's a load of self tapping on the chest following here and loads of self-promotion. I'm not going to let you read it