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


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


Remote access

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


Cloud connection

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


CANnector is a DIN rail mountable platform with many different communication interfaces. It is ideal for applications in which several bus systems are to be merged into a single device with its own processing power – e.g. for logging or gateway applications.

All applications run on the device, a PC is only needed for configuration or stimulation/visualization of data, as the actual intelligence – for e.g. the transport protocols – is outsourced to the embedded platform.

HMS provides with  Ixxat ACT (Advanced Configuration Tool) an easy to use Windows-based tool enabling customers to configure the device via drag-&-drop. Most use-cases can be solved by using ACT Freeware (free of charge).


Order codes: 1.01.0091.00000, 1.01.0091.00010, 1.01.0091.00100, 1.01.0091.00110



  • DIN rail mountable
  • Industrial Ethernet support (like EtherCAT)
  • Up to 8 CAN channels (4 CAN FD capable) in one device
  • CAN listen only (CAN RX) for data logging use-cases
  • Only a few µs delay of frames in classical gateway applications
  • Switch-on CAN (self switch on in case of any CAN communication or a defined message)
  • Up to 4 kV galvanic isolation
  • Compatible to the Ixxat CAN@net Generic Ethernet protocol and CAN@net NT protocol

Technical specifications

Dimensions (L x W x H) 196 x 113 x 43 mm
Protection class IP40
Weight Approx. 790 g
Operating temperature -40 °C to +80 °C
Power supply 6-36 V DC
Current consumption Typ. 420 mA at 12 V (sleep mode < 2 mA)
Housing material Aluminum, stainless steel
Relative humidity 10-95 %, non-condensing
Host system Power PC, 256 MByte RAM, 256 MByte Flash
Ethernet 10/100 MBit/s, RJ45
USB 2.0 high-speed device, USB-B
2.0 high-speed device, USB-A
CAN FD transceiver Microchip MCP2562FD
CAN RX only Hardware switchable
CAN high-speed transceiver  Texas Instruments SN65HVD251
CAN bus termination resistor High-speed/CAN-FD: none
LIN transceiver NXP TJA1020

Contents of delivery

  • CANnector
  • Cables for Ethernet, USB 
  • Hardware manual
  • Runtime licences for Gateway

Order number

Order number Product name Galvanic
LIN EtherCAT (slave) Analog in  Digital in/out
(A) (D)
Digital in/out
(A) (E)
Ethernet 10/100
USB 2.0 device  USB 2.0 host SDHC slot  Internal WiFi
1.01.0091.01000 CANnector Log * yes 0 4
2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.02000 CANnector Range ** yes 0 4
2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.03000 CANnector Bridge ** yes 0 4
2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.00000 CANnector S yes 0 4
2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
CANnector L yes
0 4
4 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
CANnector SE (with EtherCAT) yes
0 4
2 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
CANnector LE (with EtherCAT) yes
0 4
4 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0

(A) Input or output per software switchable
(D) 4 digital inputs/outputs (5 V TTL)
(E) digital inputs (max. 34 V), digital outputs (max. 34 V, 1 ampere)

* CANnector Log – based on CANnector S, ready2use with a basic logging configuration and a 16GByte USB storage device
CANnector Range/Bridge  – based on CANnector S, ready2use with a basic range extending or bridge configuration

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

Remote access for test systems

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