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M65 - Intelligent Dual CAN Interface


This product has been discontinued.

The mezzanine card M65 is a dual-intelligence full-CAN interface M-Module with CANopen master and slave support.

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Main Features

  • Full CAN/Extended CAN
  • Two independent channels
  • Two local 32-bit CPUs
  • ISO high-speed coupling
  • 1 Mbit/s data transfer rate
  • Optical isolation
  • CANopen master and slave support
  • Vector Informatik tools
  • Intelligent CAN Layer 2 support
  • -40 to +85°C (screened versions)
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Technical Data

CAN Controllers
  • I82527
  • Standard and extended frames
  • Up to 15 message objects
  • Up to 1Mbit/s
  • ISO 11898 high speed up to 1Mbit/s, both channels optically isolated using DC/DC converters
I/O Processors
  • MC68331
  • 32-bit CPU32
  • 24MHz
1MB shared SRAM for communication and program per channel
Physical Interface
ISO high speed coupling (optically isolated)
Peripheral Connections
  • Via front panel on a shielded 25-pin D-Sub receptacle connector
  • Via carrier board (rear I/O)
M-Module Characteristics
Electrical Specifications
  • Isolation voltage: 500V DC
  • Supply voltage/power consumption: +5V (4.85V..5.25V), 470mA max. (2 channels), 280mA (1 channel)
  • MTBF: 40,000h @ 50°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to M-Module Standard
  • Weight: 84g
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • 0..+60°C or -40..+85°C
    • Airflow: min. 10m³/h
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms
  • Bump: 10g/16ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 2g/10..150Hz
  • Conformal coating on request
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Tested according to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
Software Support
  • CANopen firmware (Vector Informatik)
  • ICANL2 firmware and toolbox (MEN)
  • MEN Driver Interface System (MDIS for Windows, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, OS-9)
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.


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Operating Temperature
  • 0..+60°C
  • -40..+85°C

Ordering Information

Miscellaneous Accessories

25 mounting screw sets to fix M-Modules on carrier boards



MDIS5 System (and Device Driver) Package (MEN) for Linux. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for M65 and P5 (CANopen firmware)


MDIS4/2004 / MDIS5 Windows driver (MEN) for M65 and P5 (CANopen firmware)


MDIS4/2004 / MDIS5 Windows driver (MEN) for M65 and P5 (CAN Layer 2 firmware)


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for M65 and P5 (CANopen firmware)


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for M65 and P5 (CANopen firmware)


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for M65 and P5 (CANopen firmware)


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for M65 and P5 (CAN layer 2 firmware)


MEN's CANopen firmware consists of the Vector Informatik protocol stack. The corresponding driver software comes from MEN. It is based on MDIS (MEN Driver Interface System), which makes the hardware ready for use under Windows, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, OS-9 and other software environments. You can find more information on the Vector CANopen tools at www.vector-informatik.de.

Application Examples

Robotics Surgery

A 3U CompactPCI SBC with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor is used to control a medical robot that performs knee surgery.

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