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The PCI‑8531 is a high-speed CANopen interface for developing applications with the NI‑Industrial Communications for CANopen driver. CANopen is the application layer that sits on top of the CAN physical layer often used for industrial automation applications. CANopen was designed for motion-oriented machine control networks, such as handling systems, but now it is used in a variety of products and applications, including medical equipment, off-road vehicles, maritime electronics, public transportation, and building automation. The PCI‑8531 can transmit or receive process data objects (PDOs) and service data objects (SDOs) according to CiA‑DS 301. It also features a batch SDO editor with EDS file integration and LSS services support for slave node configuration.
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