Life Cycle Status: Mature
1‑ or 2-Port, High‑Speed/FD CAN Interface Device—The PCI‑8512 is a high-speed controller area network (CAN) flexible data-rate (FD) interface for developing applications with the NI‑XNET driver. The PCI‑8512 excels in applications requiring real‑time, high‑speed manipulation of hundreds of CAN frames and signals such as hardware‑in‑the‑loop simulation, rapid control prototyping, bus monitoring, automation control, and more. The NI‑XNET device-driven DMA engine enables the onboard processor to move CAN frames and signals between the interface and the user program without CPU interrupts, minimizing message latency and freeing host processor time for processing complex models and applications.
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