PC Interfaces

Enable PC-based or embedded analysis and control
of CAN, CAN FD and LIN based systems.


Ixxat PC interfaces are used in a wide range of applications, either in test benches to connect the devices to be tested to the test computer or as a control interface in production or handling systems.  

The drivers for Windows (VCI), Linux and real-time operating systems (ECI), included in the scope of supply, have an identical programming interface for all interfaces and enable a quick and easy switch between cards without adaptation to the customer's application. Thus, the optimum interface in terms of area of application, performance requirements or target unit costs can be selected at any time.

Automotive PC Interfaces
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Standardized APIs

Passthru J2534 and D-PDU-API enabling usage with various third party applications

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Tool support

From the included canAnalyser Mini over the powerful CanEasy to third party analyzing/testing applications

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One board, many protocols

Up to four CAN, CAN FD and LIN channels on one board, easy expandable by parallel operation 


CAN@net NT 100/200/420

Up to 4 x CAN (2 x CAN FD)
CAN-Ethernet gateway, bridge and PC interface

The CAN@net NT is offered in three variants, as CAN@net NT 100 with one classic CAN channel and D-Sub 9 connector, as CAN@net NT 200 with two classic CAN channels and as CAN@net NT 420 with four CAN channels, of which two channels can be switched between CAN and CAN FD. All devices offer three operation modes and can be used as a PC interface as bridge and gateway.

Order codes: 1.01.0332.10000, 1.01.0332.20000, 1.01.0332.42000

CAN@net NT 200 and 420

Features and Benefits

Features

  • Up to four independent CAN channels (2 CAN FD channels)
  • Powerful filter, ID translation, data mapping and multiplexing functionality
  • MQTT support for an easy cloud connection (publisher and subscriber)
  • Execution of pre-defined actions using event-triggered "Action Rules"
  • Programming of any kind of action rules using LUA
  • Windows configuration tool for easy configuration via USB or Ethernet
  • Configurable security levels for device access (configuration or firmware upload)
  • Designed for high performance in industrial environments

Benefits

  • Easy coupling of CAN and CAN-FD systems and devices
  • Bridging of large distances and easy remote system access using Ethernet
  • Cost savings due to simple wiring
  • Allows system expansion and tree/star topologies
  • Increased system reliability
  • Line protection by galvanic isolation

Contents of delivery

  • CAN@net NT 100, CAN@net NT 200 or CAN@net NT 420
  • User manual
  • CD with CAN Gateway Configurator
  • CAN VCI driver for Windows
  • Mini USB cable

Technical specifications

Ethernet interface 10/100 MBit/s, twisted pair, RJ45 connector
CAN transceiver Texas Instruments SN65HVD251P
CAN channels CAN@net NT 100: 1 x CAN
CAN@net NT 200: 2 x CAN
CAN@net NT 420: 4 x CAN (two of them with CAN FD)
CAN connection CAN@net NT 100: D-Sub 9
CAN@net NT 200: Screw connector
CAN@net NT 420: Screw connector
Max. number of bus nodes 120
CAN bus termination resistor None
CAN baudrates Standard CAN: 5 to 1000 kBit/s, CAN-FD: 5 to 8000 kBit/s
Power supply 9 V to 36 V DC
Current consumption typically 110 mA (at 24 V input voltage) or 230 mA (at 12 V input voltage) 
Temperature range Operating temperature -40 °C to +85 °C, Storage temperature -40 °C to +85 °C
Galvanic isolation 1 kV for 1 sec.
Certification CE, FCC, UL
Housing Polyamide housing for top hat rail mounting
Protection class IP20
Size approx. 114.5 x 99 x 22.5 mm
Weight approx. 150 g

How it works

Operation modes

CAN-Ethernet Gateway
In gateway mode the CAN@net NT can be directly accessed from e.g. Windows, Linux, VxWorks or QNX based systems as well as from embedded systems, by using a simple ASCII protocol over a standard TCP/IP socket. As CAN-Ethernet Gateway, the CAN@net NT offers easy, flexible access to four independent CAN systems (two CAN FD) via a LAN or via the Internet.

PC Interface
With the included VCI driver for Windows, the CAN@net NT can be operated like all Ixxat CAN PC interfaces. With the CAN@net NT, all VCI-based Ixxat tools, such as the canAnalyser, as well as customer-specific applications based on the VCI driver can be used. The VCI CAN driver offers the possibility to communicate with up to 128 CAN@net NT devices at the same time.

 

 CAN-at-net NT 420 in PC or Gateway Mode

 

CAN-Ethernet-CAN Bridge
By using up to four CAN@net NT 420 (two CAN@net NT 100/200), a CAN-Ethernet-CAN bridge can be implemented, with each up to four independent CAN channels (2 for the CAN@net NT 200, 1 for the CAN@net NT 100) per device. The bridge allows the exchange of CAN messages between CAN systems over long distances via TCP/IP, using existing Ethernet infrastructures. The segmentation of CAN systems also increases the reliability and failure safety of the entire system.

CAN-at-net NT 420 Bridge

Functions

Filtering and multiplexing
With the help of mapping tables, the exchange of messages between all channels can be configured very flexibly. Filter and conversion rules can be applied to the CAN and CAN FD messages. As a result, the bus load in the individual networks can be reduced since only relevant messages are transmitted to the other network. For SAE J1939 applications a special mapping table is provided, adapted to the specific parameters. The data multiplexing/demultiplexing functionality enables the mapping of e.g. CAN-FD data to several standard CAN messages and vice versa.

Action Rules
In response to received messages, device or CAN bus status events, a variety of actions can be performed automatically, e.g. sending messages (CAN, CAN FD, MQTT), changing device settings or switching device LEDs. Action rules are created through intuitive drop-down menus for events and actions within the Windows-based device configuration tool or by using LUA scripts.

MQTT for cloud connection
Whether device status or CAN/CAN FD data, the MQTT functionality of the CAN@net NT enables transmission of various information to the cloud – easily programmable using action rule lists. With free available broker services and APPs, e.g. status messages or system values can be easily transmitted to your smartphone or other devices.

Cyclic transmission
The cyclic transmission feature enables cyclic forwarding of messages. Both, messages and  cycle times are defined within a central cyclic transmission table.

How-to Videos

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Configuration

The configuration of the new CAN@net NT and the firmware upload is done with an intuitive to operate Windows configuration tool - via USB or Ethernet. With the tool, the configuration of filter, mapping, multiplexer or translation rules can be carried out very easily, without programming skills.

 

CANatNet NT & CANbridge NT Tool
Windows configuration tool supporting CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT

Order number

1.01.0332.10000 CAN@net NT 100 - 1 CAN channel*
1.01.0332.20000 CAN@net NT 200 - 2 CAN channels*
1.01.0332.42000
CAN@net NT 420 - 4 CAN channels (2 switchable to CAN FD)*

 

* Please note: CAN@net NT 100, CAN@net NT 200 and CAN@net NT 420 can not be combined. For a CAN-Ethernet-CAN-Bridge please use either CAN@net NT 100, CAN@net NT 200 devices or CAN@net NT 420 devices.

    Related products

This product is available to purchase from the following "online portals".

https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=1.01.0332.20000, https://www.conrad.com/p/ixxat-gateway-ethernet-rj-45-9-v-dc-12-v-dc-24-v-dc-36-v-dc-1616322

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Feature table – fieldbus support and options
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 CAN Interface
Type On-board
µC
Galv.
Isolated
CAN
HS
CAN
LS
CAN
FD
LIN Further
Options
 CANnector Ethernet/USB 8 4 2 WiFi/EtherCAT
 CAN-IB640/PCIe PCIe 1-4 1-4 1-4
 CAN-IB600/PCIe PCIe 1-2 1-2
 CAN-IB500/PCIe PCIe 1 1
 CAN-IB200/PCIe PCIe option 1-4 1-4 0-4 Low Profile
 CAN-IB100/PCIe
PCIe option 1-4 1-4 Low Profile
 CAN-IB520/PCIe Mini PCIe Mini

1
1

 CAN-IB120/PCIe Mini PCIe Mini option 1-2
 CAN-IB630/PCIe 104 PCIe 104
2
2

 CAN-IB230/PCIe 104 PCIe 104 2/4 0-1 0-1
 CAN-IB130/PCIe 104 PCIe 104 1-2
 PC-I 04/104
PC104 option 1-2
 CAN-IB810/PMC PMC
2 0-2 2 0-2
 CAN-IB410/PMC PMC 2-4 2-4 0-2
 CAN-IB400/PCI
PCI
1-4 1-4
0-4  
 CAN-IB300/PCI
PCI


1-4
1-4



 USB-to-CAN FD  USB 1-2
1-2 1
 USB-to-CAN V2  USB 1-2 0-1 0-1
 USB-to-CAN V2 Plugin  USB 1-2 0-1 0-1
 simplyCAN  USB 1

 CAN@net NT 200/420 Ethernet 2-4
0-2

 CAN@net NT 100 Ethernet 1



 CAN@net II/VCI Ethernet 1
 CANblue II  Bluetooth 1

 

Software support for the Ixxat PC interfaces
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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.  

D-PDU-API

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
canAnalyser Mini

Analysis tools
canAnalyser Mini and CanEasy

Besides the canAnalyser Mini, which is part or the VCI driver package (free of charge), the interfaces are also supported by the powerful analysis/simulation solution CanEasy.

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software support by Interface Type


 CAN Interface
Windows
(VCI)
D-PDU-API Linux
(ECI)
QNX
(ECI)
INtime
(ECI)
RTX
(ECI)
VxWorks
(ECI)
Socket CAN
(CAN & CAN FD)
CANopen API LabView LabWindows
 CANnector
**








 CAN-IB640/PCIe
**








 CAN-IB600/PCIe









 CAN-IB500/PCIe
**








 CAN-IB200/PCIe
**









 CAN-IB100/PCIe
**









 CAN-IB520/PCIe Mini
**








 CAN-IB120/PCIe Mini
**









 CAN-IB630/PCIe 104
**









 CAN-IB230/PCIe 104
**








 CAN-IB130/PCIe 104
**









 CAN-IB810/PMC
**






 CAN-IB410/PMC
**






 CAN-IB400/PCI
**







 CAN-IB300/PCI
**









 USB-to-CAN FD









 USB-to-CAN V2
**









 USB-to-CAN V2 Plugin
**









 simplyCAN ✔*

✔*








 CAN@net NT 100/200/420
**

O
O
O





 CAN@net II VCI
**
O
O
O
O





 CANblue II
**
O








 

O = with "generic" mode       
** = on Request
* = no driver installation required under latest Windows and Linux OS

 

 

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