Instant Access to CANopen for your Embedded Device

CANopenIA is a concept developed by ESAcademy that helps you to easily build CANopen devices. Access, test or control the devices/nodes connected to a CANopen network. Build sensors, actuators or other devices with a CANopen interface. The main benefits of CANopenIA are

  • Decreased complexity level
    • Simple setup through CANopen Architect or dedicated setup software
    • No or minimized software development
  • Increased security level
    • Less attack points for intruders
    • In co-processor mode, CANopenIA acts as firewall between CANopen and host
  • Faster time-to-market
    • No or minimized software development
    • Faster test cycles

The solutions are available in different varieties:

  • Housed CANopenIA Devices
    CANopenIA solutions fully integrated into off-the shelf CANopen devices
  • Plug-In CANopenIA SoM (System on Module)
    CANopenIA solutions implemented on embedded microcontroller modules
  • Single CANopenIA SoC (System on Chip)
    CANopenIA solutions implemented on single chips
  • CANopenIA Binaries
    CANopenIA solutions delivered as hex file for selected microcontrollers

The CANopenIA solutions operate in one of two modes:

  1. Stand-Alone Operation
    Directly implements a complete CANopen Device or Application Profile, no additional controller required
  2. Coprocessor Operation
    Implements the CANopen Device or Application Profile for a specific application and provides a host controller with remote access to all variables communicated via the network through a serial interface

To see how CANopenIA modules can be used to control stepper motors, see our CANopenIA-M0 Playlist on YouTube.