CAN bus modules meet demand for unmanned systems

Demand for unmanned systems has seen marked growth since 2020 – a report from Fortune Business Insights estimates a CAGR of 12.23 per cent for the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market. They are used in vertical industry sectors such as agriculture, logistics, transportation, and aerospace. Rising complexity and requirements for increased efficiency mean that the controlled area network (CAN) bus module must operate in harsh conditions, like extreme temperatures and electromagnetic interference (EMI).

Innodisk says its CAN bus modules all support a wide temperature range, 2.5kV isolation protection and the high-layer protocols SAE J1939 and CANopen to ensure optimal performance in extreme conditions without degrading.

Innodisk’s USB to CAN module has been built into autonomous commercial drones, as well as agriculture machine, robot operating system (ROS), automated guided vehicles (AGVs). CAN Bus is enabled to control the system, interact with the on-board computer and various CAN devices, and diagnose issues in ground stations.

Until now, CAN bus solutions capable of handling the strain of these harsh environments have been a major roadblock for reliable systems development. Innodisk says its CAN bus modules provide complete hardware and software integration and offer different form factors to fit diverse demands.

Innodisk is a service-driven provider of flash memory, DRAM modules, and embedded peripheral products for industrial and enterprise applications.

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