The developing of the PANdrive product line is seeing constant progress. Currently in focus is the cable enabling connection between PUCK and BOX. The cable is specifically designed and manufactured to meet TRINAMICs specification.
The cable has 4 single wires of 0.5 mm2 ~ AWG 20. Including isolation, the outer diameter is 1.5 mm each. A rather compact and low profile connector is needed, because of the limited space inside PUCK enclosure.
In addition to the 4 single wires, the cable also offer 4 pairs of twisted wires – each pair shielded (foil) separately. These wires are 0.14 mm2 ~ AWG 25/26.
According to current planning, a high density 15pin D-SUB male connector will be used on BOX side of the cable (or for possible extension cables).
The different cables are used for data transmission. Two pairs are used for either RS485 (up to 1 Mbit/s) or CAN (up to 1 Mbit/s) from BOX to PUCK electronics and back again. The other two pairs are designated for the PANlink I/O extension point-to-point link bi-directional communication interface. For all bus and link systems differential transmission is used. The cable between PUCK and BOX can be up to 15 m.