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New IXXAT protocol software V3 – now with MISRA-C:2012 conformity and J1939-82 compatibility tested
With the IXXAT SAE J1939 protocol software package, HMS offers a platform-independent solution for developing SAE J1939-compatible devices. The software package makes all mechanisms and functions defined in the SAE J1939 specification available, so that the developer can concentrate fully on programming his specific application. Apart from the SAE J1939 basic package, also expansions for NMEA2000, ISO15765-2 and diagnostics applications are offered.
New 3.0 version with MISRA-C:2012 conformity and J1939-82 compatibility
Based on the MISRA-C programming standard of the automotive industry (MISRA = Motor Industry Software Reliability Association), programs can be written securely, whereby they can also be used in applications that are relevant for safety. The MISRA-C conformity of the IXXAT software now allows its use in areas subject to the MISRA-C requirement.
Since the software is tested for J1939-82 conformity, it will be easier for users who subject their devices to a compliance test.
The software, which is already in use in many applications, is available as single or multi-channel variant in source code (ANSI-C) with C-application examples and a detailed user manual. This makes implementing the software quick, easy and affordable on a wide range of microcontroller systems.
Complete package for implementation, configuration and analysis
Beside the actual protocol software, HMS also offers further components for successful SAE J1939 implementation, such as the SAE J1939 API, the SAE J1939 Module, and the SAE J1939 Designer.
The SAE J1939 API is a programming interface which makes it easy to develop SAE J1939 applications on a Windows-based PC. The J1939 Module – as an expansion of the canAnalyser analysis tool – permits analysis of the communication during development, commissioning, and troubleshooting.
The protocol software is configured using the IXXAT SAE J1939 Designer, a Windows tool for creation and maintenance of J1939 projects. The SAE J1939 Designer enables central definition of all parameters in the form of XML files.
These can then be used to generate C-header files and application templates for the J1939 protocol software, as well as for generating configuration files for the SAE J1939 API and the SAE J1939 canAnalyser Module. This way, data consistency between the applications is guaranteed.
With the free SocketCAN driver, IXXAT provides a vendor-independent API for the latest IXXAT CAN interfaces “CAN IBxxx/PCI/PCIe” and “USB-to-CAN V2″. The driver supports all CAN channels on the interfaces as well as several, even different, IXXAT CAN interfaces simultaneous.
With the IXXAT Safe portfolio of ready-made safety I/O modules and safety protocol software, HMS Industrial Networks offers TÜV-certified solutions for implementing secure communication into industrial devices.
IXXAT Safe T100
A highlight within the IXXAT Safe offering is the ready-made IXXAT Safe T100 module – a complete solution for easy and fast integration of safe I/Os using a safe communications protocol. The Safe T100 module is integrated directly into the customer product or system – for example welding systems, drives, counter terminals etc. Thanks to the comprehensive architecture of the safety hardware and software, pre-certified by TÜV Rheinland, the use of the IXXAT Safe T100 considerably simplifies the development of devices and systems with safe communication. It also reduces development time, cost and risk.
The IXXAT Safe T100 is designed to work together with HMS’s Anybus CompactCom modules for fieldbus and industrial Ethernet communication. In this solution, CompactCom acts as the pathway through the unsafe network and safe communication is implemented using the “black channel” principle.
In addition to the first version now released – the IXXAT Safe T100/PS for PROFIsafe on PROFINET – additional variants will soon be available, such as for CIP Safety on EtherNet/IP or FSoE. Special requirements in terms of form factor, connectors, or the number of I/Os, can also be met through specific OEM implementations offered by HMS. Safety protocol stacks
In addition to the ready-made Safe T100 module, HMS also offers protocol stacks for FSoE and CIP Safety on EtherNet/IP or SERCOS. Just as for Safe T100, the protocol stacks are also certified by TÜV, enabling easy implementation of safe communication on suitable hardware. By using a pre-certified safety protocol stack, customers benefit from significantly faster development time as well as lower costs and risks. Integration of the stacks can be carried out by the device manufacturers themselves, but HMS is ready to assist with implementation, porting, and certification services.