excavating machine simulator

USB-to-CAN compact – enabling data exchange within excavating machine simulator

At Halmstad University in Sweden, work has been proceeding to develop a state-of-the-art simulator for an excavating machine. The prototype uses Virtual Reality to simulate the environment in an excavator. The VR goggles display what the operator would see in an actual excavator and the driver's seat also moves according to what the operator does – making the experience very real.

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Halmstad University in Sweden

Within this application, the IXXAT USB to CAN acts as a translator converting the signals from the joysticks to the VR system in real-time. Just as the name suggests, the USB-to-CAN plugs into a computer via a USB port-enabling the computer to communicate with the CANopen-based system.