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CAN & DW Module


#1

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?

Thanks,
Tom


#2

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 .


#3

Cool, thanks for the reply

Tom