The following software components are required to install and run the Ethernet-Mux host software:
A Linux system with kernel version 4.* or above.
gitcommand to download software components.
A Python 3 interpreter.
Support for the Python 3 Module
venv. This is part of the
python3package on most distributions. On Debian, however, installation of the separate
python3-venvpackage is required.
Optional requirements to gain best experience:
systemd version 239 or later to start the control server in the background on system boot and to configure the CAN interface.
The control software currently uses low-level Linux APIs and does not support Microsoft Windows or any other non-Linux operating systems.
Ethernet-Mux to Host connection¶
Hardware requirements to use one Ethernet-Mux:
A Linux-compatible CAN-Interface (e.g. a CandleLight USB-CAN-Interface).
A 12V power supply, supplying a clean voltage and up to 500mA of current.
- A D-SUB9 Connector to connect the CAN-Interface, power supply and Ethernet-Mux.See the D-Sub 9 Pinout section for more information.