Is there a driver to allow access to the CAN interface on the PICOCOMA5 as is provided for the WinCE version?
We are developing a product based around the PICOCOM module and originally intended to use WinCE but are now considering Linux as a preferable alternative.
The CAN driver for WinCE is an F&S development. But in Linux we don't have an own driver. Instead we use the standard CAN system from Linux, which is Socket CAN. So the usage is of course different. For example you don't have a CAN device under Linux. Instead CAN is handled like a networking device, i.e. like ethernet. You start up and shut down the device with commands like "ifconfig" or even better "ip", as only with ip it is possible to set the baudrate. And your software has to talk to it using sockets (hence the name "Socket CAN").
Your F&S Support Team
Great - that's a good starting point!
Please also see the FirstSteps documentation, there we show how the CAN port is activated with the ip command.