Baby-LIN LIN-bus interface,CAN,
LIN, ISO11898-2/3, USB to CAN, PCI to CAN, PC104 to CAN, UART to CAN, PCI
Express to CAN, LIN to CAN, ISA to CAN, J1587, K-Line, SWC, J1850, CAN
USB to LIN-bus converter with integrated keypad
Supports LIN Bus Versions
1.2, 1.3, 2.0 und
Baby-LIN-RC offers all features of the standard
can be used as stand-alone remote control for
any LIN-command can be assigned to the individual
starting from a LDF (LIN Description File), it just
takes a few minutes to realize a complete manual control unit for your
simulates your LIN-master and if applicable
additional LIN-slaves (system simulation)
perfect for demonstration, test applications,
service and all other situations, where LIN-devices have to be handled
very powerful and inexpensive, complete
package including LinWorks software and USB cable. (plus VAT and
tested with WIN2K, WINXP, VISTA and WIN7 (32 Bit)
Linux version available
Developed and produced in Germany by Lipowsky
Industrie-Elektronik GmbH, we are member of the
LIN-Consortium and we also
offer LIN development and consulting.
The Baby-LIN allows to control LIN-bus equipped devices by use of an off the
shelf standard personal computer.
The only requirement is an USB-port on the PC.
The Baby-LIN unit includes an own 32-bit microcontroller, which takes care
of all time critical tasks like message scheduling and LIN-bus protocol
After installation of a DLL on the pc the user can access the LIN-bus by the
application programs includes in the
LINWorks software suite, or he can access the
LIN-bus directly by the DLL-API. This API is easy to use and allows to fetch
or put frames resp. signals to the LIN-bus.
Since Baby-LIN’s power supply can be given from either the USB-side or the
LIN-bus voltage, the unit can control a LIN-bus stand-alone without the
presence of a PC.
macro feature allows for storage of command sequences within the Baby-LIN.
This can be used for example to make a LIN-equipped ECU run in an endless
The LIN-bus voltage can be in the range between 9 and 36 Volts. The LIN-bus
is electrically isolated from the USB-side, eliminating interferences
between the pc and the board electronics of the vehicle.
Due to the flash based firmware storage in the Baby-LIN, updates to new
changes of the LIN-bus specification is easily possible.
The Baby-LIN is bundled with the software suite
package includes several application programs.
LDF-Editor allows inspection, edit and creation
of a LDF (LIN Description File).
Session Configurator is used to define
additional session parameters, e.g. which nodes on the bus are available and
which nodes should be simulated by the Baby-LIN. So the Baby-LIN can not
only play the role of a LIN-bus master, but also simulate slave nodes.
It is even possible to run a LIN-bus without any
connected slaves at all, the Baby-LIN will then simulate all nodes (masters
and slaves) at the same time.
A monitor mode allows for logging of the LIN-bus data and the operation as a
slave without LDF-file.
software runs on WIN98SE, WIN2000 and WINXP. A Linux
version is also available upon request.
software suite included
integrated LPC-2136 (ARM-7 CPU ) with 256 KByte Flash and 32 KByte RAM
additional 8 KByte parameter storage (FRAM)
alternative supply from USB (55mA/5V) or from LINBus voltage (70mA/12V)
electrical isolation between USB- and LIN-bus interface
support of LIN-version V.1.2, V.1.3, V.2.0 and V.2.1
rugged pluggable terminals for LIN-bus connection
USB 2.0 interface
5 pin USB-connector type B-mini
1,5 m USB-cable included
The Baby-LIN-RC has the same functionalities and features
like the standard version (A).
More over the RC-model offers an integrated keypad. Thus,
your are able to assign any LIN-bus-command to every button. If you push the
key the appropriate LIN-bus-operation will be carried out.
There are 6 direct keys which can be assigned, or if 1 or 2
shift keys are used, a total of 10 respectively 12 different key press
events can be generated.
As the Baby-LIN can run a LIN simulation completely stand
alone, this is ideal to create a PC independent solution for controlling a
LIN-Bus with a small, handheld device.
Example of use: