Getting started with CAN/Jaguar

Are there any good explanations of the use of CAN/Jaguar and how to implement it out there?

There are many sources I can think of that you should examine. A few I can think of off the top of my head are:

  1. The Black Jaguar (MDL-BDC24) data sheet available from Luminary Micro. This contains information as to how to wire the CAN bus and tells a little about what is available. Other documents on their site might also help you.

  2. To actually implement it take a look at the sample code (for Java, C++ and Labview) on FirstForge ( Just examining the sample code should be able to allow you to gain enough knowledge to experiment with it and figure more out.

Hope that helps,