FO Repeater

Converter from ISO 11898
to fiber optic cable

This product is not recommended for new developments. For new developments we recommend to use a successor product of the IXXAT CAN-CR2xx series.

The FO Repeater is used for the conversion of the CAN-signal from copper wire (ISO 11898-2) to fiber optic cables. This provides a complete isolation and protection against EM-influences.

One special feature of the Repeater is that it separates a defective segment from the rest of the network so that the remaining network can continue working. After elimination of the defect, the segment is switched into the network again.

Order codes: 1.01.0063.01020

CAN Fiber Optic Repeater

Features and Benefits

  • Fiber optic enables transmission in areas with high electromagnetic disturbances
  • Increased system reliability
  • Almost no influence on real-time behavior

Contents of delivery

  • FO-Repeater
  • Quick reference

Technical specifications

Display Sending (2 green LEDs), defective segment (2 red LEDs)
CAN bus interface ISO 11898-2. Screw terminals. CAN termination resistors are integrated (switchable).
FOC connection 2 x ST terminals for duplex line (Glass 50/125 µm duplex)
Baudrate Up to 1 Mbit/s
Delay ~300 ns (translates into ~60 m (~90 ft.) bus length) between the wire connection of a FO Repeater through the fiber optic cable to the wire connection of a second FO Repeater (not including the signal delay time of the fiber optics, which is ~5 ns/m)
Power supply 9-35 V DC, 3 W typ., through terminals
Galvanic isolation 1 kV, 1 sec.; CAN 1
Certification CE
Temperature range  -20 ºC ... +60 ºC
Housing, size Plastic enclosure, 110 x 75 x 22 mm (without FO connector)

Order number

1.01.0063.01020 CAN Fiber Optic Repeater - Glass fiber version with ST connector