CAN Bus Adapter Series

TITAN CAN series products are designed to make a fast, simple way to communicate with CAN bus devices. Upon connecting to your computer, they instantly add an industrial CAN bus channel to your host system. This series provides a cost-effective solution for customers to enable communication with CAN bus devices and is very flexible in handling small bursts of CAN frames at a high speed. TITAN CAN series products provide an industrial solution for applications of CAN bus multi-drop communications over short and long distances.

USB-CAN-M and USB-CAN-SI-M are USB-to-CAN bus adapters with a metal casing. They do not require an external power supply, instead drawing its power from the USB port. USB-CAN-M draws 150mA current while the USB-CAN-SI-M draws 250mA current. They are both able to provide +DC 5V 100mA to external devices if required. In addition, USB-CAN-SI-M has a 2500V galvanic isolation on its CAN bus.

USB-CAN is a USB-to-CAN bus adapter with a plastic casing, also drawing its power from the USB port. 100mA current is drawn when not providing power to external devices, while 480mA current is drawn when providing DC power for external devices. SER-CAN-M, on the other hand, is a serial to CAN bus adapter with a metal casing. It requires a DC 12V external power adapter, drawing 80mA current. A special feature that only USB-CAN and SER-CAN-M have is that they are able to provide +DC 5V and even +DC 12V power to external devices.

All TITAN CAN series products support both CAN 2.0A and CAN 2.0B protocols, ranging from 5kbps to 1Mbps for both transmit & receive. There are 3 modes available: standard, listen and echo mode. Listen mode allows only passive receiving of CAN frames, while echo mode causes the transmitter to also receive sent frames, which is great for testing purposes. All CAN series products have a +/- 16kV ESD protection for CAN signals. We have created API libraries compatible with many popular languages such as C/C++, C#, VB.Net and LabVIEW, allowing you to easily create custom applications. A sample program and API programming manual is also included to guide you to using the API.


NCOM Serial Device Server Series

TITAN NCOM series are network-based serial device servers designed to control your serial devices located virtually anywhere through a TCP/IP or UDP/IP network connection. The serial device server can map TCP/IP connections and UDP broadcasts to a virtual serial port. Applications include accessing a faraway device for functions such as remote control and data transmission. NCOM serves as a transparent virtual serial port without limitations on operating systems and distances. The virtual serial port redirection uses the protocol known as RFC2217. NCOM-111 supports RS-232 and NCOM-112 supports RS-422/485, while NCOM-113 supports RS-232/422/485.

NCOM has several operation modes, including Driver mode, RFC2217 Server/Client mode, Pair Connection mode, TCP Server/Client mode and UDP mode. It also supports Windows virtual serial port driver, allowing you to add a virtual serial port in your Windows system to work over a TCP/IP network.

The virtual serial port functions as a native Windows COM port and is compatible with Windows serial communication applications. It is installed in the device manager of the operating system. This in turn will allow communications with the connected serial device in the same manner as a device physically connected to the COM port on a PC. The serial port supports high serial speeds up to 921.6Kbps.

NCOM serial device server supports automatic IP configuration protocol (DHCP) and fixed static IP configuration via the handy web browser console. NCOM provides a utility software for Windows, called NCOM Virtual Serial Port Manager. This program can detect, manage and configure NCOM serial device server in your network. NCOM is also firmware upgradable for future firmware revisions.

All TITAN NCOM series products have a built-in 15kV ESD protection for all serial signals. A hardware flow control (RTS, CTS) is used, and there are LEDs indicating the Ethernet port's link status, speed status and the serial port's TxD/RxD statuses. NCOM-112/113 has an automatic transmit buffer control for 2-wire RS-485 half-duplex operation, and has termination resistors installed on-board. 2-port and 4-port versions of NCOM are also available on the NCOM series page.