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Linux and PEAK-System's LIN Interfaces

The PLIN driver for Linux enables you to use PEAK-System's LIN interfaces for USB. Once downloaded, the driver needs to be compiled with the current Linux kernel. After installation, the driver is automatically loaded by the system when the supported device(s) are connected to the host machine. The dkms tool must be present for better integration with the host Linux system, so that kernel updates take into account the recompilation of this driver.

The driver provides a programming interface implemented by tools also supplied in the package:

  • utils/lin: lets you configure the LIN interface in master or slave mode at a given baudrate, create response frames, periodic frames, etc.
  • utils/linread: reads the LIN bus and displays frames on screen
  • utils/linwrite: writes data frames to the LIN bus

Each of these tools has an integrated context-sensitive online help function to guide the user.

Finally, the package includes user documentation which, based on examples, provides a guided approach to the tools.

Download PLIN Driver Package Quick Start Guide (PDF)