canChannel

Construct CAN channel connected to specified device

Description

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canch = canChannel(vendor,device,devicechannelindex) returns a CAN channel connected to a device from a specified vendor.

For Vector products, device is a character vector that combines the device type and a device index, such as 'CANCaseXL 1'. For example, if there are two CANcardXL devices, device can be 'CANcardXL 1' or 'CANcardXL 2'.

Use canch = canChannel(vendor,device) for National Instruments™ and PEAK-System devices.

For National Instruments, vendor is the character vector 'NI', and the devicenumber is interface number defined in the NI Measurement & Automation Explorer.

For PEAK-System devices vendor is the character vector 'PEAK-System', and the devicenumber is device number defined for the channel.

example

canch = canChannel(___,'ProtocolMode','CAN FD') returns a channel connected to a device supporting CAN FD. The default ProtocolMode setting is 'CAN', indicating standard CAN support. A channel configured for 'CAN' cannot transmit or receive CAN FD messages.

Examples

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Create CAN channels for each of several vendors.

canch1 = canChannel('Vector','CANCaseXL 1',1);
canch2 = canChannel('Vector','Virtual 1',2);
canch3 = canChannel('NI','CAN1');
canch4 = canChannel('PEAK-System','PCAN_USBBUS1');
canch5 = canChannel('MathWorks','Virtual 1',2)
 

canch5 = 

  Channel with properties:

   Device Information
            DeviceVendor: 'MathWorks'
                  Device: 'Virtual 1'
      DeviceChannelIndex: 2
      DeviceSerialNumber: 0
            ProtocolMode: 'CAN'

   Status Information
                 Running: 0
       MessagesAvailable: 0
        MessagesReceived: 0
     MessagesTransmitted: 0
    InitializationAccess: 1
        InitialTimestamp: [0×0 datetime]
           FilterHistory: 'Standard ID Filter: Allow All | Extended ID Filter: Allow All'

   Channel Information
               BusStatus: 'N/A'
              SilentMode: 0
         TransceiverName: 'N/A'
        TransceiverState: 'N/A'
       ReceiveErrorCount: 0
      TransmitErrorCount: 0
                BusSpeed: 500000
                     SJW: []
                   TSEG1: []
                   TSEG2: []
            NumOfSamples: []

   Other Information
                Database: []
                UserData: []

Create a CAN FD channel on a MathWorks virtual device.

canch6 = canChannel('MathWorks','Virtual 1',2,'ProtocolMode','CAN FD')
canch6 = 

  Channel with properties:

   Device Information
            DeviceVendor: 'MathWorks'
                  Device: 'Virtual 1'
      DeviceChannelIndex: 2
      DeviceSerialNumber: 0
            ProtocolMode: 'CAN FD'

   Status Information
                 Running: 0
       MessagesAvailable: 0
        MessagesReceived: 0
     MessagesTransmitted: 0
    InitializationAccess: 1
        InitialTimestamp: [0×0 datetime]
           FilterHistory: 'Standard ID Filter: Allow All | Extended ID Filter: Allow All'

   Bit Timing Information
               BusStatus: 'N/A'
              SilentMode: 0
         TransceiverName: 'N/A'
        TransceiverState: 'N/A'
       ReceiveErrorCount: 0
      TransmitErrorCount: 0
     ArbitrationBusSpeed: []
            DataBusSpeed: []

   Other Information
                Database: []
                UserData: []

Input Arguments

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CAN device vendor, specified as 'MathWorks', 'Kvaser', 'NI', 'PEAK-System', or 'Vector'.

Example: 'MathWorks'

Data Types: char | string

CAN device to connect channel to, specified as a character vector or string. Valid values depend on the specified vendor.

Example: 'Virtual 1'

Data Types: char | string

CAN device channel port or index, specified as a numeric value.

Example: 1

Data Types: single | double | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64

Output Arguments

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CAN device channel, returned as a can.Channel object, with can.Channel Properties.

Tips

  • Use canChannelList to obtain a list of available devices.

  • You cannot have more than one canChannel configured on the same NI-XNET or PEAK-System device channel.

  • You cannot use the same variable to create multiple channels sequentially. Clear any channel in use before using the same variable to construct a new CAN channel.

  • You cannot create arrays of CAN channel objects. Each object you create must exist as its own individual variable.

See Also

Functions

Properties

Introduced in R2009a