CAN Bus Adapter Series

TITAN CAN bus adapters are designed to make a fast, simple way to communicate with CAN bus devices. Upon connecting to your computer, they instantly add a CAN bus channel to your host system. These adapters provide 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 high speeds. TITAN CAN bus adapters are great 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 adapters with a metal casing. They do not require an external power supply, instead drawing its power from the USB port. 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 adapter with a plastic casing, also drawing its power from the USB port. SER-CAN-M is a serial-to-CAN bus adapter with a metal casing. It requires a DC 12V external power adapter, included with the product. 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 bus adapters 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 to ensure safety. We have created APIs compatible with most popular languages such as C/C++, C#, VB.NET, VB6, Python, LabVIEW...etc., allowing you to easily create custom applications. Sample programs, along with their source code, and GUI for several programmng languages mentioned above are provided with the API section of the products manual, guiding you to use the API.

 

NCOM Serial Device Server Series

TITAN NCOM series are network-based serial device servers designed to allow you 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 or 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. The leading number in the model name indicates the number of ports - one, two or four. The ending number indicates the type of serial operation it supports. NCOM-111, NCOM-211 & NCOM-411 support RS-232; NCOM-112, NCOM-212 & NCOM-412 support RS-422/485, while NCOM-113, NCOM-213 & NCOM-413 support 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 allows 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 for NCOM 1-Port & 2-Port series, and 410.8kbps for NCOM 4-Port series.

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. The models supporting RS-485 has an automatic transmit buffer control for 2-wire RS-485 half-duplex operation, with termination resistors installed on-board.