CAN & DW Module

Hi All,

When I originally bought the Spider kit the project I had in mind was connecting to a CAN bus because it supported CAN. The original plan was to use the extender module to connect my CAN to the Spider board. When I saw the CAN DW module I had a look at the schematic and saw that it has a CAN transceiver on it. My question is does the spider support CAN in such a way that I can connect can bus lines using the extender module, or do I need the transceiver on the can dw module? ie. the spider doesn’t actually support the can without additional components?


CAN needs transceiver to work. Yes you can use the extender to get to the CAN wires but those are wires you can NOT use directly, you still need transceiver .

Cool, thanks for the reply