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.



This product is not recommended for new developments. For new developments we recommend to use one of the following products: FRC-EP 1x0 series,CAN-IB series with LIN, USB-to-CAN automotive or USB-to-CAN FD automotive. 

The LIN-CAN gateway is a universal device for both the analysis of LIN networks (Local Interconnect Network) via the CAN bus and for the emulation of LIN slave or master modules. In addition, the device can be used as a LIN-PC interface for PC-based configuration and monitoring software, or, for PC-supported LIN device development.

Order codes: 1.01.0130.00000, 1.01.0130.91000

Gateway - LIN 2 CAN

Operation modes

The LIN-CAN Gateway supports four operating modes:

  • LIN-CAN Gateway as LIN Master or LIN Slave
  • LIN-Slave Emulation
  • LIN-Master-Slave Emulation
  • LIN-PC Interface

The various modes will be configured via PC. The configuration is saved as "non-volatile" in the device.

LIN CAN Gateway
The LIN-CAN Gateway mode allows the transparent transmission of LIN messages to a CAN network. The device works as a LIN master or LIN slave. Received LIN messages are passed on to CAN and the LIN identifiers are translated into CAN identifiers. The LIN data is passed on via the CAN object. The device also provides a transmit function to LIN via CAN. For this, CAN identifiers are translated into LIN identifiers and, when requested by a LIN master are transmitted once in the LIN network. The data of the CAN object is stored in a buffer and then transmitted as LIN data. PC programmable translation tables, which are stored on the device, are available for the translation of the messages.

LIN Slave Emulation
The LIN slave mode provides a stand-alone LIN slave emulation. The device has a configurable transmission table. When a LIN header is received, the stored data is transmitted. The table is configurable by the PC and is stored in the flash memory of the device.

LIN Master Slave
As a LIN Master/Slave, the device works as a stand-alone LIN bus arbiter with LIN-Slave function. Here a configurable schedule list is available, which is processed cyclically. In addition to the bus arbiter function, a transmit function is also available in this mode via a configurable transmit list.

LIN PC Interface
In addition to the stand-alone modes, the LIN-CAN Gateway can also be operated via the serial interface as a PC interface. Here, for example, the device can be operated as a LIN-Slave where the LIN objects on the PC are available for monitoring. The transmit table can be modified interactively. In addition, the LIN-Master function is available where the bus arbiter function can be triggered from the PC. With these functions, a PC-supported simulation of LIN-Slave or -Master devices is possible.

All modes can be configured via PC. The configuration values are stored in the FLASH Memory of the device and can be read out by the PC.

Contents of delivery

  • Configuration software for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows7
  • User manual
  • Configuration cable
  • Power supply cable

Technical specifications

Microcontroller Fujitsu MB90F543
Interfaces 1x CAN ISO 11898-2 High-Speed, 1x CAN ISO 11898-3 Low-Speed, 1x LIN, 1x RS232
Memory extension 128 kByte Flash, 516 kByte RAM
Extras (only automotive) Configurable Sleep mode with Wake up via CAN, LIN or RS232
Power supply Automotive: 7 V ... 16 V DC, 1.5 W, Industrial: 10 V ... 32 V DC, 1.5 W
Temperature range -20 ºC ... +70 ºC
Certification CE
Housing Robust metal housing approx. 100 x 85 x 32 mm

Order number

LIN2CAN - Automotive
LIN2CAN - Industrial

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