PC parallel port to CAN interface

For easy and cost-effective integration into 2.0A and 2.0B CAN networks. With its compact connector casing, the parallel-to-CAN converter is ideally suited for use with laptops and notebooks. Depending on the parallel interface present, it can be operated in “Multiplex” or “Enhanced Parallel Port” mode.
Power is supplied to the PCAN-Dongle through a special adapter connected to the PC's keyboard output.
Software and in-house programming sources are supplied to make the package complete.

The PCAN-Dongle ISO version also includes optical decoupling. Built-in DC/DC converters and optical couplers provide electrical isolation to a maximum of 500 V between the PC and the CAN network.

Pin assignment 9-pole connector male:   Pin Configuration
  1 +12 V / +5 V / Not connected
  2 CAN-L
  3 CAN-GND / Not connected
  4 Not connected
  5 Not connected
  6 CAN-GND / Not connected
  7 CAN-H
  8 Not connected
  9 +12 V / +5 V / Not connected
  • Baud rate settings up to 1 MBit/s
  • PHILIPS SJA1000 CAN controller,
    16 MHz clock frequency
  • 82C251 CAN transceiver
  • Compliant with CAN specifications 2.0A (11-bit ID) and 2.0B (29-bit ID)
  • SJA1000 hardware can be reset via software
  • Logic control by means of integrated CPLD
  • Supplied in space-saving port adapter casing DIN 25-pin (LPT) to DIN 9-pin (CAN)
  • CAN bus connection via Sub-D,
    9-pin (to CiA DS102-1)
  • Software-driven switching from “Multiplex” to “EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port)” mode

For PCAN-Dongle ISO only:

  • Electrical isolation to 500 V
Ordering information
Designation Art. No.
PCAN-Dongle PS/2 IPEH-002019
PCAN-Dongle ISO IPEH-002020
PCAN-Dongle DIN IPEH-002015
Scope of supply
  • Interface in port adapter casing
  • Voltage adapter for PS/2 or DIN keyboard
  • PCAN-View CAN monitor for WIN 9x/ME and NT/2000/XP
  • PCANView for DOS
  • Device drivers (sys, VxD) and interface DLL for WIN 9x/ME and NT/2000/XP
  • Diskette containing PCAN-Light software interface DLL for driving
  • Diskette containing sample program with source code in VB,
    BB5 and VC
  • LINUX driver incl. source code available at no cost
  • Diskette containing manual in PDF format


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