Versatile solution for CAN (FD) logging, bridging and range extension. Preconfigured and ready to use out of the box, but also easily adaptable to your specific requirements.

Ixxat CANnector

Your bridge, range extender and logger solution – all in one device

Ready to run, out of the box – the three basic versions of CANnector

CANnector is offered in three pre-configured variants, for bridging, range extension and logging. After unpacking and connecting, the devices can directly be used.
Since the same CANnector S hardware is used for all pre-configured variants, the devices can easily be reconfigured to perform other applications if required.

Bridge Function

CANnector Bridge

CAN(FD) bridge/gateway, frame or signal based and with powerful functions, like e.g. online floating-point data manipulation.

Range Extender Function

CANnector Range

For easy CAN(FD) range extension via Ethernet or as a CAN interface connected to the PC via Ethernet.

Data Logger Function

CANnector Log

Data logger with trigger and ring buffer as well as low-power sleep mode with wake-up on CAN(FD).

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CANnector Bridge

Pre-configured bridge functions
  • Bridging of all 6 CAN buses
    - CAN 1 to CAN 2 and vice versa
    - CAN 3 to CAN 4 and vice versa
    - CAN 5 to CAN 6 and vice versa
  • Supported CAN baudrates 125 kbit/s, 250 kbit/s, 500 kbit/s, or 1000 kbit/s –depending on selection

CANnector Range

Pre-configured range extender functions
  • Bridging of all 6 CAN channels via Ethernet (2 devices required – master/slave)
  • Supported CAN baudrate 250 kbit/s
  • 4 configurations supporting CAN baudrates up to 1000 kbit/s
  • Permanent data transmission without trigger or filtering

CANnector Log

Pre-configured logging functions

  • Logging of CAN data from all 6 CAN interfaces
  • Frame based logging
  • Storing data on USB memory stick in CSV file format
  • Webserver for device management and log-file retrieval
  • Supported CAN baudrates 125 kbit/s, 250 kbit/s, 500 kbit/s, or 1000 kbit/s –depending on selection
  • Permanent logging without trigger or filtering

Easily customizable to your requirements

HMS provides a free Windows tool which enables fast and easy configuration

Quick and easy upload of basic configuration
Using one of the three pre-configured variants for logging, bridging and range extension, the user can easily upload the configuration files or switch to another application – e.g. making a range-extender out of a bridge.

Highly adaptable for your specific needs

Besides the pre-configuration settings, CANnector can be configured with the "Advanced Configuration Tool (ACT)" to run various functions in parallel – e.g. logger and bridge – and to perform data pre-processing. This can be the filtering and mapping of data, the definition of pre- and post triggers for data logging or even the execution of own C user code via an integrated development and debug environment. The support of bus description files also enables operation on signal level.

All this can be done easily via the included configuration tool and the intuitive to operate drag-and-drop concept – even by inexperienced users.

CANnector Configuration

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Advanced features via user configuration (using ACT)

  •     Bridging of CAN, CAN FD, EtherCAT and LIN data
  •     Range extension for CAN, CAN FD and LIN data
  •     Logging of CAN, CAN FD, LIN and IO data
  •     Powerful trigger and filter settings via easy to use drag-&-drop configuration
  •     Ringbuffer for pre-trigger recording
  •     Signal based operation (based on imported bus description files)
  •     Forwarding individual messages and/or signals
  •     Modification of message ID and content
  • Data manipulation via own C-Usercode or MATLAB/Simulink models
  • Possibility to create own Messages based on signals from every CAN bus
  • Export of CANdB’s in case of the creation of own messages
  • Low power sleep mode and wake-up on CAN(FD)
  • Parallel data storage on USB memory, PC or cloud
  • Remote device management (OPC UA, HMS-HUB)
  • LAN/USB/WLAN (optional WLAN module required) access for signal visualization/stimulation

CANnector with cloud connection

Ready for more, ready for the future...

Build in Cloud and PLC connection

Cloud access
The CANnector offers numerous additional functions, which enable for example live data visualization and transmission via WiFi using mobile devices (smartphone or tablet), or cloud connectivity via OPC-UA and HMS Hub™ – HMS’ own solution for industrial data connectivity.

Easy connecion to PLCs
Using the EtherCAT slave interface, CANnector enables a direct connection of CAN(FD)-based networks to industrial Ethernet networks or a PLC.

Performant and versatile

CANnector is a DIN rail mountable platform with many different communication interfaces. A powerful Linux platform allows CANnector to execute complex applications and data manipulations directly on the device. By using "Wake-up on CAN" and the possibility to switch off the TX function on the CAN buses, the device can be used in applications which are sensitive to power and safety.

CANnector is available in different hardware versions, which differ only in the number of supported interfaces. Besides CANnector Log, Range and Bridge, which are based on the CANnector S variant, also a CANnector L variant with additional CAN and CAN FD interfaces and a CANnector S/L variant with EtherCAT is offered. USB extensions like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are available as an option.

Product name Galvanic
CAN high speed (total) CAN FD capable LIN EtherCAT (slave) Digital in/out
(A) (E)
Ethernet 10/100
CANnector Log
yes 6 2 2 0 2 1
CANnector Range
yes 6 2 2 0 2 1
CANnector Bridge
yes 6 2 2 0 2 1
CANnector L yes
8 4 2 0 2 1
CANnector S with EtherCAT yes
6 2 2 1 2 1
CANnector L with EtherCAT yes
8 4 2 1 2 1

Learn more about CANnector...

CANnector Log

Pre-configured logger solution

CANnector Range / Bridge

Pre-configured bridge and range extender

Further versions

with additional CAN and EtherCAT interfaces