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Easily set up range-extending or bridge applications for CAN and CAN FD networks

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

Product Information

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 to be 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 interface 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 their own configuration.

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

  • Up to 6 CAN buses (thereof 2 CAN FD capable)
  • 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 with 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

Preconfigured range operations

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

Advanced 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 visualisation/stimulation

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


Advanced 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 visualisation/stimulation
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 Aluminium, 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

Product codes

1.01.0091.02000 CANnector Range *
1.01.0091.03000 CANnector Bridge *

In the box

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

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