Embedded Platform 

CANnector and FRC-EP devices are the basis for your testing and simulation application – configured with the Ixxat Advanced Configuration Tool or as host for customer-specific solutions.

Select an FRC-EP-Device or CANnector below
to learn more or discover the suitable ACT - Advanced Configuration Tool.

CANnector and FRC-EP-Series


High performance

Powerful processor and real-time operating system for stand-alone operation


Manifold interfaces

Many different automotive communication interfaces within one device, like CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, EtherCAT...

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Host for Ixxat ACT configurations and customer-specific solutions based on the development tool

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  • CANnector
  • FRC-EP170
  • FRC-EP190
FlexRay A/B channel
- 1 x
1 x
CAN High Speed 4 x (max.)  4 x (max.) 4 x (max.)
additional switchable
CAN High Speed / CAN FD
4 x (max.)
2 x (max.) 4 x (max.)
CAN Low Speed - 1 x (max.) 2 x (max.)
LIN 2 x  1 x 2 x
K-Line 1 x 2 x
RS232 1 x 1 x
USB 3 x (Host and Device)  2 x (Host and Device) 2 x (Host and Device)
Digital in 2 x (max.)
4 x (max.) 4 x (max.)
Digital out 2 x (max.)
4 x (max.) 4 x (max.)
Analog in (12 bit)  - 4 x (max.)
Further interfaces optional EtherCAT-Slave
 - optional EtherCAT-Slave
SDHC card slot - 1 x 1 x
Internal expansion slots Anybus brick slot  2 x mPCIe form factor 2 x (FlexRay, CAN,
Anybus brick slot 
External extensions WLAN (WiFi), USB devices (e.g. GPS), 4G modem WLAN (WiFi), USB devices (e.g. GPS), 4G modem WLAN (WiFi), USB devices (e.g. GPS), 4G modem
Others extensions Prepared: GSM/GPS, Bluetooth and Automotive Ethernet  Prepared: GSM/GPS, Bluetooth and Automotive Ethernet Prepared: GSM/GPS, Bluetooth and Automotive Ethernet
PC connection Ethernet / USB 2.0 / WLAN (WiFi)  Ethernet / USB 2.0 / WLAN (WiFi) 
Ethernet / USB 2.0 / WLAN (WiFi) 
Protection class IP40 IP42 IP42



Software support
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Advanced Configuration Tool - ACT

Advanced Configuration Tool (ACT)

Versatile, yet very easy to use tool for the FRC-Series and CANnector


VCI for PC Interfaces

Passthru J2534

Optionally, the Ixxat PC interfaces do support the PassThru (SAE J2534) API, enabling easy connection to various software testing applications being used in the after sales support of passenger vehicles.  


Optionally, the Ixxat PC interfaces do support the D-PDU-API (ISO 22900-2) under Windows and Linux enabling usage with various third party applications supporting this standard. 

Order Number
License D-PDU-API 1.02.0280.00000


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.

Automotive Brochure

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