CAN - Controller Area Network
CAN Interface Boards, Analyzing Tools and Protocol Software
The range of CAN products offered by IXXAT can be divided into five parts:
CAN Repeater, Bridges and GatewaysRepeaters are used to set-up a physical connection between two or more segments of a Controller Area Network system. By using repeaters it is possible to set-up tree or star topologies as well as long drop lines. Furthermore, using a galvanic isolated repeater allows to electrically decouple network segments.
CAN bridges and CAN gateways are infrastructure components allowing to set-up complex network structures. CAN bridges are able to connect Controller Area Network systems with different protocols or baudrates. They are based on the Store-(Modify)-Forward principle, where CAN messages are received from one network segment and transmitted within the other network segment. At this, rules for message transformation and filtering can be used, allowing a protocol translation between the two network segments. A CAN bridge is able to provide simple gateway functionality.
For further information about the CAN repeaters , bridges and gateways please have a look on the IXXAT webpage.
I/O ModulesWith the CANio 250 and CANio 500 IXXAT offers two solutions for simple integration of analog and digital input and output signals to CAN and CANopen systems. At this, the CANio 500 can be used as stand-alone device and the CANio 100 as module for integration into customer specific hardware.
Diagnosis ToolsThe CANcheck allows the test of Controller Area Network systems during commissioning, search for faults and maintenance. For this, the battery operated hand-held device is connected to the CAN network and operated by an easy to use menu.
The data logger "CANcorder MMC" allows the PC independent recording of Controller Area Network messages. By using the "teleControl" feature, the recorded messages can be uploaded very easily to the PC via Modem/GSM module.
The CAN-Bus-Tester (CBT2) enables physical testing of a Controller Area Network system. The device allows measurement of the signal-to-noise level and the edge duration of the CAN messages.
In addition, IXXAT offers with the CANobserver a DIN-Rail device for the physical and logical long-term monitoring of CAN systems. The CANobserver is integrated permanently into the network, monitors the data transfer continuously and records it automatically for a period of up to four years.
For further information about CANcheck , CANcorder MMC , CAN-Bus-Tester and CANobserver please visit the IXXAT webpage.