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gpCAN is a general-purpose control module with CAN control and monitoring communication for control and monitoring. gpCAN has four analog inputs, four analog outputs, and four PWM outputs.

Applications include: turbocharger wastegate control, EGR valve control, solenoid control, and the conversion of CAN parameters to scaled 0-5V analog outputs.

ECM supplies PC configuration software to set up (ex. recalibrate) the modules. This software comes with the modules and is also downloadable here. A CAN-to-USB adapter is required to use this software. ECM recommends P/N 13-02 as the adapter. If you have a Kvaser, ETAS, or Vector CAN-to-USB adapter, you can use it.

Instructions on how to integrate ECM’s CAN modules with ETAS INCA and ATI Vision are available.
Command Input:CAN, or Voltage Input, or Potentiometer Input
Commands:% of external voltage reference, or absolute voltage output (4x)
% duty cycle of PWM (pulse-width modulated) output (4x)
PWM frequency (4x)
Default % value for voltage output on power-up (4x)
Default % duty cycle value for PWM on power-up (4x)
Default frequency for PWM on power-up (4x)
Analog Inputs:0 to 15V, 16 bits (4x)
Analog Outputs:0 to 100% of external voltage reference, or internal 5V reference (4x)
Resolution: 0.024% of voltage reference
Maximum current source capacity: 10 mA per channel
Output Impedance: 1 Ohm
Common ground for analog signals but separate from PWM and
CAN/Power grounds
Outputs protected from shorts and misconnections
PWM Outputs:Low-side drivers with optional internal pull-ups to 5V (4 x)
0 to 100% duty cycle, Resolution: 0.0015%
1.5 to 1000 hz frequency, Resolution: 0.5 hz
Maximum current sink capacity: 500mA per channel
Common ground for PWM outputs but separate from analog signals and
CAN/Power grounds
Outputs protected from shorts and misconnections
Configurations:Via CAN Bus using supplied Configuration Software or User Program.
Programmable Node ID.
Power:8 to 28 VDC, 100 mA min., AC/DC (optional)
Size:145mm x 120mm x 40mm, Environmentally Sealed
Environmental.:-55 to +125°C, IP67
Connection Hardware:Outputs - 300m harness with Deutsch DTM06-12S 12-position connectors (2 harnesses supplied with unit)
CAN and Power - 2m Cable with Eurofast 12mm cable and banana plugs
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Related Downloads:
Vboost Power Supply Brochure (165KB)
ETAS INCA Setup Guide (1052KB)
ATI VISION Setup Guide (504KB)
ECM CAN Configuration Tool (v4.48.10, 31499KB)
Firmware Update Procedure for Modules (225KB)
Ordering Information, Complete Kit P/N: gpCAN
The complete kit includes the following parts:
1.gpCAN Module02-101
2.Left (gray) appsCAN/gpCAN Connector w/ Pigtail Wires11-221
3.Right (black) appsCAN/gpCAN Connector w/ Pigtail Wires11-231
4.Eurofast 12mm Cable, 2m09-021
5.Flexi-Eurofast Cable, 0.3m09-041
6.Eurofast "T" Connector09-051
7.Eurofast Termination Resistor09-061
8.DC Power Cable, DB9F, Banana Plugs11-021
9.5200 Series Manuals & Configuration Software CD
This PC-based software allows configuration of CAN communication, calibration of sensors, and data logging. Requires Kvaser, Vector, or Peak USB-to-CAN adapter. (Available from ECM, see P/N 13-02 below)

Optional Kits and Parts:

1.Connector Kit (2 connectors, 2 locks, 24 terminals, 12 plugs)11-241
2.CAN-to-USB Adapter13-021
3.AC/DC Power Supply w/ CAN Tap, Universal, 24VDC 4.2A
(Requires P/N 11-17 for use with CAN-to-USB adapter)
4.Deutsch DTM3M to DB9F11-171
5.DC Power Cable, DB9F, Spades11-011
6.DC Power Cable, DB9F, Banana Plugs, 1m11-361
7.Vboost Power Supply (Boosts supply voltage to avoid dropout situations)04-021
8.AC/DC Power Supply, 120VAC In, 15VDC 15A Out, 4.5" x 6" 10", 13lbm
(Up to 4 Modules and 2 Display Heads)
9.AC/DC Power Supply, 120VAC In, 24VDC 15A Out, 7.5" x 7.0" x 2.5", 4lbm
(Up to 8 Modules and 4 Display Heads)
10.AC/DC Power Supply, 120VAC In, 15VDC 60A Out, 6.75" x 10.5" x 11.5", 33lbm
(Up to 16 Modules and 8 Display Heads)
11.Eurofast 12mm Cable, 10m09-03/101
12.Eurofast Hub Block, 8-channel09-081
13.Termination Resistor for Hub Block09-091
14.2m Hub Power/Eurofast Harness11-101
15.1/4" UNC Module Stacking Standoff
(Use to mount and stack ECM CAN modules. One kit mounts/stacks two
modules. Each additional kit mounts/stacks an additional module.)
16.Aluminum Mounting Plate for 8-Ch Block and Modules (16" x 10" x 0.16")12-421
17.19" Rackmount Panel (holds up to 4 display heads or 4 dashCANs)12-011