Bridges, Gateways and Routers

Easy coupling of networks and devices using
filters and simple translation rules.


Ixxat bridges, gateways and routers enable interconnection of CAN and CAN FD networks using either CAN technology, Ethernet, WiFi or Bluetooth. Filter and mapping rules or C user code allows smart decoupling of segments. Using bridges and gateways the maximum expansion of a CAN (FD) network can be increased, tree and star topologies can be implemented and networks can be linked over large distances. 

Bridges and Gateways
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Decoupling

Easy segmentation of networks and decoupling of components to increase reliability for the entire system.

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Remote access

Interconnection and remote access either wired or wireless enables easy access to test benches and flexible access for configuration and service tools.

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Cloud connection

MQTT, OPC UA, HMS Hub via Ethernet for cloud connection – enabling status, alarm and message display on mobile devices.


CANblue II

Active Bluetooth interface/bridge
1 x CAN (High-Speed)

The CANblue II is a reasonably priced and versatile CAN Bluetooth module, which can be used in a wide range of applications due three supported operation modes. 

For service applications it enables e.g. the wireless access to CAN systems using the standard Bluetooth interface provided within many notebooks. Due to this, diagnostic data can be read or system configuration tasks can be performed very simple and flexible, even at components which are hard to reach.

Using several CANblue II devices network segments can be networked among each other. This enables the reliable connection of rotating or moving parts, e.g. in wind turbines, as well as the bridging of larger distances between different sub-systems up to 200 meters. Failure-prone slip ring connections or expensive installations of large CAN lines can such be avoided.

Not least, the Bluetooth-based communication also offers significant advantages in terms of range and noise immunity, compared to traditional WLAN solutions.

Order codes: 1.01.0126.12000, 1.01.0126.12001, 1.04.0085.00001, 1.04.0085.00000, 1.04.0085.00003

CANblue II

Features and benefits

  • Quick start-up and connection
  • High transmission range
  • Low latency transmission and high data throughput
  • Flexible configuration options (combination of several CANblue II)

Contents of delivery

  • CANblue module and user's manual
  • CAN driver VCI for Windows
  • Simple CAN tool "canAnalyser Mini"

Technical specifications

Bluetooth interface Bluetooth v4.0 with EDR, 200 m max. transmission range
Microcontroller 32-bit microcontroller
CAN controller CAN 2.0 A/B
CAN bus interface ISO 11898-2, Sub D9 plug according to CiA 303-1
Galvanic isolation 1 kV, 1 sec.
Power Supply 9 - 30 V DC, 0.6 W
Temperature range -40 °C to +85 °C
Sending delay (average) approx. 4 ms (in Shortest Latency Mode)
CAN performance at 1 Mbit 100 % bus load
Certification CE, FCC, Telec
Housing Plastic housing with mounting holes
Protection Class IP20
Size 82 x 64 x 26 mm

How it works

Bridge mode
The bridge mode allows the user to set-up a CAN-Bluetooth-CAN bridge by using two CANblue II devices. Message exchange occurs on layer 2 and is transparent. The device can also be used in systems with CANopen, DeviceNet or customer-specific protocols. CAN-ID filters can be set for data exchange via Bluetooth. Using more than 2 CANblue devices, multiple busses can be linked with each other.

ASCII/Binary protocol mode
In this mode, functions for transmitting and receiving CAN messages and for configuring the CANblue II are available to the user based on simple ASCII commands and optimized CAN binary messages. The CANblue II is ideal for "non-Windows" systems or embedded platforms.

PC operation mode with VCI driver support
Because it is supported by the VCI CAN driver, the CANblue II can be operated with all IXXAT tools and with customer-specified programs. In addition, wireless access to CAN systems via Bluetooth can also be easily achieved with existing VCI-based application programs and tools.

CANblue II Application Examples

Accessories

For the CANblue II variant with external antenna

 

  • Antenna
    Stub antenna with RPSMA plug,  90 degree tiltable. (Technical data: Length 10 cm, 1 dBi, 2,4 Ghz, 50 Ohm impedance , half wave dipole, linear polarization.)

  • Magnetic foot antenna
    Antenna with a strong magnetic foot for mounting, 1,5 m cable and RP-SMA connectors. (Technical data: Weight 109 g, diameter 47 mm, height 45 mm, designed for indoor use or outdoor use, provided that the antenna is protected against water and moisture.)

  • Screwable antenna foot 
    Screwable antenna foot with 2 m cable and RP-SMA connectors. (Technical data: Weight 80 g, diameter 28 mm, height 20 mm, diameter of the mounting hole 20 mm + 0.2 mm, designed for indoor use or outdoor use, provided that the antenna is protected against water and moisture.)


    CANblue II Antenna CANblue II Antenna Magnet Foot CANblue II Antenna Foot

 

Order number

1.01.0126.12000 CANblue II - With internal antenna
1.01.0126.12001 CANblue II - For usage with external antenna (Antenna not included in the scope of delivery)

 

Order number accessories

(for the CANblue II variant with external antenna)

1.04.0085.00001 External antenna
1.04.0085.00000 Magnetic antenna foot with 1,5 m cable and RP-SMA connectors
1.04.0085.00003 Screwable antenna foot with 2 m cable and RP-SMA connectors

    Related products

This product is available to purchase from the following "online portals".

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/hms-networks/1-01-0126-12001/1-01-0126-12001-ND/9840952, https://www.conrad.com/p/ixxat-101012612001-can-bus-can-bus-bluetooth-1386379

Buying from an approved HMS Distributor
For volume pricing and access to first-line technical support and local language assistance, please contact your nearest HMS Distributor.

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Application examples – How bridges and gateways are used



Interconnection of networks via wireless Bluetooth enables networking of hard to access or moving components.



Bridging CAN via Bluetooth

Remote access for analysis via Ethernet as well as status and alarm messages on mobile devices using MQTT based cloud connection. 


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Bridging large distances via Ethernet to connect test benches and test systems.


Remote access for test systems

Easy linking of automotive buses with HMS-Hub and OPC UA based applications.


CANnector linking automotive buses with HMS Hub and OPC UA based applications

 


 

Application areas and
additional products:

Customized solutions

When standard products do not meet your requirements – development services and OEM solutions.

Customer references

The versatile HMS solutions are used in many different application areas and industries.

Accessories

As accessories for the automotive products, HMS offers special cables, termination resistors and breackout boxes for the FRC-EP platforms.
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