CAN over Serial / SLCAN

A text based interface: compatible to slcan-interfaces (slcan ASCII protocol) should also support LAWICEL direct. These interfaces can also be used with socketcan and slcand with Linux. This driver directly uses either the local or remote serial port, it makes slcan-compatible interfaces usable with Windows also. Remote serial ports will be specified via special URL. Both raw TCP sockets as also RFC2217 ports are supported.

Usage: use port or URL[@baurate] to open the device. For example use /dev/ttyUSB0@115200 or COM4@9600 for local serial ports and socket://192.168.254.254:5000 or rfc2217://192.168.254.254:5000 for remote ports.

Supported devices

Todo

Document this.

Bus

class can.interfaces.slcan.slcanBus(channel, ttyBaudrate=115200, bitrate=None, btr=None, sleep_after_open=2, rtscts=False, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: can.bus.BusABC

slcan interface

Raises:

ValueError – if both bitrate and btr are set

Parameters:
  • channel (str) – port of underlying serial or usb device (e.g. /dev/ttyUSB0, COM8, …) Must not be empty.
  • ttyBaudrate (int) – baudrate of underlying serial or usb device
  • bitrate (Optional[int]) – Bitrate in bit/s
  • btr (Optional[str]) – BTR register value to set custom can speed
  • poll_interval – Poll interval in seconds when reading messages
  • sleep_after_open (float) – Time to wait in seconds after opening serial connection
  • rtscts (bool) – turn hardware handshake (RTS/CTS) on and off
get_serial_number(timeout)[source]

Get serial number of the slcan interface.

Parameters:timeout (Optional[float]) – seconds to wait for serial number or None to wait indefinitely
Return type:Optional[str]
Returns:None on timeout or a str object.
get_version(timeout)[source]

Get HW and SW version of the slcan interface.

Parameters:timeout (Optional[float]) – seconds to wait for version or None to wait indefinitely
Return type:Tuple[Optional[int], Optional[int]]
Returns:tuple (hw_version, sw_version) WHERE int hw_version is the hardware version or None on timeout int sw_version is the software version or None on timeout
send(msg, timeout=None)[source]

Transmit a message to the CAN bus.

Override this method to enable the transmit path.

Parameters:
  • msg (Message) – A message object.
  • timeout (Optional[float]) – If > 0, wait up to this many seconds for message to be ACK’ed or for transmit queue to be ready depending on driver implementation. If timeout is exceeded, an exception will be raised. Might not be supported by all interfaces. None blocks indefinitely.
Raises:

can.CanError – if the message could not be sent

Return type:

None

set_bitrate(bitrate)[source]
Raises:ValueError – if both bitrate is not among the possible values
Parameters:bitrate (int) – Bitrate in bit/s
Return type:None
set_bitrate_reg(btr)[source]
Parameters:btr (str) – BTR register value to set custom can speed
Return type:None
shutdown()[source]

Called to carry out any interface specific cleanup required in shutting down a bus.

Return type:None

Internals

Todo

Document the internals of slcan interface.