Trains & Rail Vehicles

Data communication solutions for trains and rail vehicles – proven in rough environments.

Solutions for Trains and Rail Vehicles

Rail vehicles demand robustness of network components and overvoltage protection while also requiring the ability for dynamic system expansion. Ixxat topology components meet these requirements – they are, and have for many years, been successfully implemented in different areas of rail vehicle networking.

In addition to our product range, we also offer OEM solutions of our products or develop completely customized hardware and software on behalf of our customers. An overview of our services can be found under  Tech Services 

Trains and Rail Vehicles Sample Applications

Trains Application Sample Stack

Implementation of network interfaces

For networking of devices and systems inside of trains, Ixxat offers with its Protocol Software – e.g. for CANopen – secure and highly adaptable communication solutions. Our protocol software packages can be implemented directly on the microcontroller based customer hardware and provide all required communication functions. In addition, we offer implementation as well as hardware and software development services. 

Ixxat Protocol SW / APIs

Trains Application Sample Topology

Interconnection and maintenance

Our Repeaters, Bridges and Gateways increase the communication system reliability, enable the interconnection between different network types and can be used to provide secure service access points. They are specially designed to work in trains under rough environmental conditions.


Ixxat CAN Repeater Ixxat CAN Bridges / Gateways

Further products for trains and rail vehicle applications...

Network Infrastructure Components

Network to Network Gateways
Easy interconnection of your devices and systems with over 200 different network combinations to choose from

Anybus X-gateway

Wireless Bridges
Easy bridging of industrial Ethernet networks or connecting serial devices

Anybus Wireless Bridge

Device to Network

Connects non-networked serial devices to all major fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks

Anybus Communicator

PC Interfaces and Test Tools

PC Interfaces

Fieldbus and industrial Ethernet connection for your PC, either for control or analyzing

Ixxat PC Interfaces


for analyzing of network traffic and physics as well as network and device configuration

Ixxat Tools

Case Studies