CANopenIA Chip Solutions
CANopenIA chip solutions either provide stand-alone access or they implement the co-processor mode used in combination with a host processor.
The CANopenIA-M0 of ESSolutions can directly be used as a CANopen CiA 401 Generic I/O compatible input and output node for digital and analog data. The chip supports a total of up to 28 digital inputs or outputs grouped into 4 bit ports. One port can also be configured for 4 analog inputs using an on-chip ADC with 10bit resolution. One port each can be configured to support higher resolution (12bit), external analog components connected via SPI.
Co-processor solutions implementing the CANopen IA remote access protocol are available as chip binaries where regular microcontrollers are turned into CANopenIA chips by programming them with CANopenIA firmware.