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 


CANnector

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: 1.01.0091.01000, 1.01.0091.02000, 1.01.0091.03000, 1.01.0091.00000, 1.01.0091.00010, 1.01.0091.00100, 1.01.0091.00110

CANnector

HIGHLIGHTS

  • DIN rail mountable
  • Industrial Ethernet support (like EtherCAT)
  • Up to 8 CAN (FD) channels 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
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 high-speed transceiver  Texas Instruments SN65HVD251
CAN bus termination resistor High-speed/CAN-FD: none
LIN transceiver NXP TJA1020
System startup time < 5 sec from power-on

Contents of delivery

  • CANnector
  • Cables for power, Ethernet, USB 
  • Hardware manual
  • Runtime licences for Gateway

Order number

Order number Product name Galvanic
isolation
FlexRay
A/B 
CAN
interface
count (total) 
CAN high speed  CAN low speed CAN FD (B) LIN EtherCAT (slave) Analog in  Digital in/out
(A) (D)
Digital in/out
(A) (E)
Ethernet 10/100
Base-T
USB 2.0 device  USB 2.0 host SDHC slot  Internal WiFi
1.01.0091.01000 CANnector Log * yes 0 6 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.02000 CANnector Range ** yes 0 6 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.03000 CANnector Bridge ** yes 0 6 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.00000 CANnector S yes 0 6 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.00010
CANnector L yes
0 8 8 0 4 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.00100
CANnector S with EtherCAT yes
0 6 6 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.00110
CANnector L with EtherCAT yes
0 8 8 0 4 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0

(A) Input or output per software switchable
(B) 6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 2/4 CAN-FD capable
(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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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.

Learn more about the CanEasy




software support by Interface Type


 CAN Interface
Windows
(VCI)
Passthru J2534 API / 
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

* no driver installation required under latest Windows and Linux OS

 

 

 

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