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.


The FRC-EP190 comes with a variety of different automotive communication interfaces plus an optional EtherCAT slave interface. 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, gateway and residual bus simulation 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.


Order codes: 1.13.0094.10107, 1.13.0094.10407, 1.13.0094.10507

FRC-EP190 - Automotive Embedded Platform


  • FlexRay option
  • Industrial Ethernet support (like EtherCAT)
  • Up to 8 CAN (FD) channels in one device
  • Only a few µs delay of frames in classical gateway applications 
  • Analog inputs
  • Up to 2 kV galvanic isolation
  • Compatible to the Ixxat CAN@net Generic Ethernet Protocol

Technical specifications

Dimensions (L x W x H) 180 x 110 x 50 mm
Protection class IP42
Weight Approx. 630 g
Operating temperature -40 °C to +80 °C
Power supply 6-36 V DC
Current consumption Typ. 420 mA at 12 V
Housing material Aluminum
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
FlexRay communication controller 2 x Freescale MFR 4310
FlexRay transceiver NXP TJA1080
CAN transceiver high-speed and CAN-FD Texas Instruments SN65HVD251
CAN-FD transceiver (1.01.0094.10022/10052/10070 devices) Microchip MCP2562FD
CAN transceiver low-speed NXP TJA1054T
CAN bus termination resistor High-speed/CAN-FD: none
Low-speed: RTH=RTL=2 k Ohm
CAN and FlexRay signal delay with galvanic isolation Typ. 27 ns
LIN transceiver NXP TJA1020
K-LINE transceiver Vishay SI9243AEY
System startup time < 5 sec from power-on

Contents of delivery

  • FRC-EP190
  • Cables for power, Ethernet, USB 
  • Hardware manual
  • Runtime licences for Gateway and RBS

Order number

Order number Product name Galvanic
count (total) 
CAN high speed  CAN low speed (C) CAN FD (B) LIN EtherCAT
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
1.13.0094.10107  FRC-EP190 Plus CANonly  yes  8 8 2
1.13.0094.10407  FRC-EP190 Max EtherCAT yes  1 8 8 2
1.13.0094.10507  FRC-EP190 FlexRay Plus 4 yes  1 8 8 2

(A) Input or output per software switchable
(B) 6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 2/4 CAN-FD capable
(C) 4/6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 1 Low-Speed CAN capable
(D) 4 digital inputs/outputs (5 V TTL)
(E) 4 digital inputs (max. 34 V), 4 digital outputs (max. 34 V, 1 ampere)

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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. 


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.


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

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