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
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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


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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  • 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

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