CAN interface series for Ethernet and Bluetooth

With CAN and CAN FD support.

CANblue II

Active Bluetooth interface/bridge
1 x CAN (High-Speed)

The CANblue II is a reasonably priced and versatile CAN Bluetooth module, which can be used in a wide range of applications due three supported operation modes. 

For service applications it enables e.g. the wireless access to CAN systems using the standard Bluetooth interface provided within many notebooks. Due to this, diagnostic data can be read or system configuration tasks can be performed very simple and flexible, even at components which are hard to reach.

Using several CANblue II devices network segments can be networked among each other. This enables the reliable connection of rotating or moving parts, e.g. in wind turbines, as well as the bridging of larger distances between different sub-systems up to 200 meters. Failure-prone slip ring connections or expensive installations of large CAN lines can such be avoided.

Not least, the Bluetooth-based communication also offers significant advantages in terms of range and noise immunity, compared to traditional WLAN solutions.

Order codes: 1.01.0126.12000, 1.01.0126.12001, 1.04.0085.00001, 1.04.0085.00000, 1.04.0085.00003

CANblue II

Features and benefits

  • Quick start-up and connection
  • High transmission range
  • Low latency transmission and high data throughput
  • Flexible configuration options (combination of several CANblue II)

Contents of delivery

  • CANblue module and user's manual
  • CAN driver VCI for Windows
  • Simple CAN tool "canAnalyser Mini"

Technical specifications

Bluetooth interface Bluetooth v4.0 with EDR, 200 m max. transmission range
Microcontroller 32-bit microcontroller
CAN controller CAN 2.0 A/B
CAN bus interface ISO 11898-2, Sub D9 plug according to CiA 303-1
Galvanic isolation 1 kV, 1 sec.
Power Supply 9 - 30 V DC, 0.6 W
Temperature range -40 °C to +85 °C
Sending delay (average) approx. 4 ms (in Shortest Latency Mode)
CAN performance at 1 Mbit 100 % bus load
Certification CE, FCC, Telec
Housing Plastic housing with mounting holes
Protection Class IP20
Size 82 x 64 x 26 mm

How it works

Bridge mode
The bridge mode allows the user to set-up a CAN-Bluetooth-CAN bridge by using two CANblue II devices. Message exchange occurs on layer 2 and is transparent. The device can also be used in systems with CANopen, DeviceNet or customer-specific protocols. CAN-ID filters can be set for data exchange via Bluetooth. Using more than 2 CANblue devices, multiple busses can be linked with each other.

ASCII/Binary protocol mode
In this mode, functions for transmitting and receiving CAN messages and for configuring the CANblue II are available to the user based on simple ASCII commands and optimized CAN binary messages. The CANblue II is ideal for "non-Windows" systems or embedded platforms.

PC operation mode with VCI driver support
Because it is supported by the VCI CAN driver, the CANblue II can be operated with all IXXAT tools and with customer-specified programs. In addition, wireless access to CAN systems via Bluetooth can also be easily achieved with existing VCI-based application programs and tools.

CANblue II Application Examples


For the CANblue II variant with external antenna


  • Antenna
    Stub antenna with RPSMA plug,  90 degree tiltable. (Technical data: Length 10 cm, 1 dBi, 2,4 Ghz, 50 Ohm impedance , half wave dipole, linear polarization.)

  • Magnetic foot antenna
    Antenna with a strong magnetic foot for mounting, 1,5 m cable and RP-SMA connectors. (Technical data: Weight 109 g, diameter 47 mm, height 45 mm, designed for indoor use or outdoor use, provided that the antenna is protected against water and moisture.)

  • Screwable antenna foot 
    Screwable antenna foot with 2 m cable and RP-SMA connectors. (Technical data: Weight 80 g, diameter 28 mm, height 20 mm, diameter of the mounting hole 20 mm + 0.2 mm, designed for indoor use or outdoor use, provided that the antenna is protected against water and moisture.)

    CANblue II Antenna CANblue II Antenna Magnet Foot CANblue II Antenna Foot


Order number

1.01.0126.12000 CANblue II - With internal antenna
1.01.0126.12001 CANblue II - For usage with external antenna (Antenna not included in the scope of delivery)


Order number accessories

(for the CANblue II variant with external antenna)

1.04.0085.00001 External antenna
1.04.0085.00000 Magnetic antenna foot with 1,5 m cable and RP-SMA connectors
1.04.0085.00003 Screwable antenna foot with 2 m cable and RP-SMA connectors

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Feature table – fieldbus support and options
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 CAN Interface
Type On-board
LIN Further
 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
PCIe option 1-4 1-4 Low Profile
 CAN-IB520/PCIe Mini PCIe Mini


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

 CAN-IB230/PCIe 104 PCIe 104 2/4 0-1 0-1
 CAN-IB130/PCIe 104 PCIe 104 1-2
2 0-2 2 0-2
 CAN-IB410/PMC PMC 2-4 2-4 0-2
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

 CAN@net NT 100 Ethernet 1

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

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