Gateways and Bridges/Router

open up a variety of connection possibilities

 

With bridges and gateways CAN or CAN FD systems can be coupled or implemented over a larger area, devices without CAN can be connected to CAN systems or CAN systems can be coupled using different technologies, e.g. Bluetooth, Ethernet or PROFINET.

Gateways and Bridges

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Expand your system 

Bridges and gateways enable larger system expansions and increase the reliability of your system.

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Cloud connection

MQTT cloud connection enables remote monitoring and alarms (CAN@net NT).

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Save costs

Easier wiring and reduction of cables reduces the cost of your system.

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Action rules

Execution of various actions using event-triggered rules (CAN@net NT & CANbridge NT).

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Data manipulation

Filter and conversion functionality reduces network load and simplifies interconnection of various devices.

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Connection-friendly

Bridging of large distances, easy system access and retrofitting of old devices using Bluetooth, Ethernet, PROFINET, CAN and CAN FD.

CANnector Range/Bridge

CANnector Range and CANnector Bridge are preconfigured versions of the CANnector S device, enabling users to easily setup range extending or bridge applications for CAN and CAN FD networks without time consuming configuration. 

The basic range configuration of CANnector Range transmits all 6 CAN buses transparent over a longer distance via Ethernet. Two devices are required for this function (master/slave). In addition, CANnector Range can also be used as a multiple CAN(FD) interface connected to the PC via Ethernet. This allows Ixxat VCI based or D-PDU-API applications being connected to the field buses via a long distance. For this use case only one CANnector Range device is required.  
The CANnector Bridge can act as Bridge and Gateway. The four provided configurations initialize all 6 CAN interfaces with 125 kbit/s, 250 kbit/s, 500 kbit/s, or 1000 kbit/s and forward all received data as follows: CAN1 ↔ CAN2; CAN3 ↔ CAN4; CAN5 ↔ CAN6. Specific baudrate combinations can be selected easily without the need for setting up a own configuration.

The Range and Bridge functionality is executed stand-alone on the device, a PC is only needed for user specific configurations or visualization/stimulation of data.

Since CANnector Range/Bridge is based on the common CANnector S variant, the device functionality can easily be adapted or enhanced by using the ACT tool – providing extended range/bridge functionality or even logging.

Order codes: 1.01.0091.02000, 1.01.0091.03000

CANnector

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Up to 6 CAN buses (thereof 2 CAN FD)
  • Supports CAN listen only (CAN RX)
  • Switch-on CAN (self switch on in case of any CAN communication or a defined message)
  • Extensive filter and mapping options
  • Extendable by own C-Code or Matlab/Simulink models
  • Easy cloud connection
  • Very low latency in classical gateway applications
  • Easy access via USB, LAN, WLAN/WiFi, 4G
  • Compatible to the Ixxat CAN@net Generic Ethernet protocol and CAN@net NT protocol
  • Plug&Play, but also configurable/programmable
  • Standalone operation
  • Extended temperature range (-40 °C to 80 °C)
  • Galvanic isolation
  • DIN rail mountable

Range options

 

Preconfigured range operations

  • Bridging of all 6 CAN channels via Ethernet (2 devices requires – master/slave)
  • Supported CAN baudrate 250 Kbit/s
  • 4 configurations supporting CAN baudrates up to 1000 kbit/s
  • Permanent data transmission without trigger or filtering



Advanved features via user configuration (using ACT)

  • Range extension for CAN, CAN FD and LIN data
  • Signal based operation (based on imported bus description files)
  • Forwarding individual messages and/or signals
  • Modification of message ID and content
  • Data manipulation via own C-Usercode or MATLAB/Simulink models
  • Possibility to create own Messages based on signals from every CAN bus
  • Export of CANdB’s in case of the creation of own messages
  • Low power sleep mode and switch-on on CAN(FD)
  • Parallel data storage on USB memory, PC or cloud
  • Remote device management (OPC UA, HMS-HUB)
  • LAN/USB/WLAN (optional WLAN module required) access for signal visualization/stimulation

 

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Bridge options

 

Preconfigured bridge operations

  • Bridging of all 6 CAN buses
    - CAN 1 to CAN 2 and vice versa
    - CAN 3 to CAN 4 and vice versa
    - CAN 5 to CAN 6 and vice versa
  • Supported CAN baudrates 125 kbit/s, 250 kbit/s, 500 kbit/s, or 1000 kbit/s –depending on selection



Advanved features via user configuration (using ACT)

  • Bridging of CAN, CAN FD, EtherCAT and LIN data
  • Signal based operation (based on imported bus description files)
  • Forwarding individual messages and/or signals
  • Modification of message ID and content
  • Data manipulation via own C-Usercode or MATLAB/Simulink models
  • Possibility to create own Messages based on signals from every CAN bus
  • Export of CANdB’s in case of the creation of own messages
  • Low power sleep mode and wake-up on CAN(FD)
  • Parallel data storage on USB memory, PC or cloud
  • Remote device management (OPC UA, HMS-HUB)
  • LAN/USB/WLAN (optional WLAN module required) access for signal visualization/stimulation

 

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Configuration and Operation

CANnector Range and CANnector Bridge are preconfigured and can be used directly without further configuration. However, for customers which require specific functionality – e.g. with message filtering or signal based operation, HMS provides easy to use tools to use the bride or range extender “your” way.


Dashboard
With the dashboard, that is accessible with a standard web browser via Ethernet, USB or WLAN (WiFi), the CANnector Range/Bridge and the connected bus systems can be monitored, the different basic configurations can be selected, started and stopped on the device and live data can be visualized.

Overview 


ACT Tool
ACT is Windows based and allows the easy creation of configurations with or without bus
description files via drag and drop. The ACT tool provides further configuration possibilities (e.g. changing message content or signal values).

Download Ixxat ACT Setup (for Freeware/Lite/Standard)

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IxAdmin
IxAdmin is included in the ACT tool. With IxAdmin the different basic configurations can be selected, started, stopped and downloaded to the device. Changing baud rate settings is also possible.

Download Ixxat IxAdmin Setup

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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 Range or Bridge
  • Cables for Ethernet, USB 
  • Hardware and user manual

Order number

1.01.0091.02000 CANnector Range *
1.01.0091.03000 CANnector Bridge *

 


* Further versions of the CANnector with additional interfaces and features can be found within the automotive section.

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CAN bridges and CAN gateways are infrastructure components with which complex network structures can be implemented.

A CAN bridge can connect CAN or CAN FD networks of different bit rates or protocols with each other. It is based on the store-(modify)-forward principle where CAN / CAN FD messages are received by a sub-network and then transmitted to the other sub-network. Translation and filter rules can also be used, allowing a protocol adaptation to be carried out between the sub-networks. Unlike the CAN / CAN FD repeater, the CANbridge enables the enlargement of the maximum network size so that the sub-systems are fully self-sufficient with regard to bus arbitration. Independent of each other in terms of their real-time behavior, CAN sub-networks connected by bridges are to be regarded as independent networks.

The bridge function can also be executed with the aid of other transmission systems. For example, the CAN-Ethernet-CAN bridge is connected via two Ethernet-TCP/IP gateways which enable connection to remote CAN / CAN FD networks.

As an extension to the CAN bridges, CAN gateways allow for access to CAN networks via other communication systems. In each case, the protocols of the connected bus systems are mapped to the other communication model.

Application samples:

CAN bridge
Using the CANbridge NT, CAN or CAN FD systems within a building can be separated for every flor, due to this the maximum system expansion can be easily extended.


CAN Bridge Application Sample

CAN gateway
CAN@net NT allows large distance coupling of CAN or CAN FD systems via Ethernet, e.g. for connecting the engine room with the control room on a ship.


CAN Gateway Application Sample

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Frame / Signal based configuration / - / - / (DBC, LDF, Fibex, ARXML )
Signal visualization / Web browser - - Web browser / OPC UA / APP
Filter
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Programming (C user code) - - with Eclipse IDE and Debugger
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