Range Extender Solutions


Enabling wired or wireless bridging of CAN (FD) networks to allow for large distances between test benches or devices under test and test/simulation tools.

Under the Ixxat brand HMS offers scalable solutions for range extensions – from simple non-intelligent repeaters for CAN / CAN FD for segmentation or simple galvanic isolation over intelligent bridges to powerful platforms supporting many different bus systems and providing conversion and interpretation functionality.
Range extender for automotive test applications

Application examples



CAN bridges and repeaters for range extension

CAN repeaters and bridges enable bridging of
CAN (FD) over large distances via Bluetooth,
Ethernet or fiber optic

CANnector-to-X – Bridging large distances with flexible device combinations

CANnector-to-X – Bridging large distances
with flexible device combinations

Remote connection of PC-based analysis and test applications

Connection of PC-based or mobile test and
analysis tools to FRC-EP / CANnector using long
distance LAN or WLAN (WiFi) access



Highlights
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Versatile gateway modes

Easily choose between signal-based, frame-based and mixed mode operation with flexible sending methods on your choice

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Various data formats

Support of DBC, LDF, ARXML, Fibex, ESI, MDF, BLF, ASC, CSV 

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Data recording

Parallel logging of the transferred data

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Programming

C user code with Eclipse based development environment and/or Matlab/Simulink models to adapt the solution to your specific requirements

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Easy configuration

Free configuration software (ACT freeware) for Windows allows easy and fast configuration

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Connection options

Connection via Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, LAN, Ethernet, Fibre Optic 

 

Scalable hardware for range extension solutions

CANnector, FRC-EP170/190, CAN / CAN FD Bridges and Repeaters 

 

  • CANnector
  • FRC-EP170/190
  • CANbrigde NT / CAN@net NT
  • CAN Repeaters
CANnector
CANnector
FRC-Series
FRC-EP170/190
CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT
CANbrigde NT /
CAN@net NT
CAN and CAN FD Repeaters
CAN / CAN FD Repeaters
Detailed hardware information CANnector FRC-Series CAN Bridges CAN Repeaters
Number of CAN / CAN FD (max) 8 8 4 4
FlexRay - 1 - -
Industrial Ethernet support EtherCAT (Slave) EtherCAT (Slave)*
*only FRC-EP 190
- -
Digital IOs / Analog IN 2/- 4/4 - -
Description file support DBC, LDF, Fibex, ARXML, ESI DBC, LDF, Fibex, ARXML, ESI - -
Frame / Signal based configuration / - -
Signal Visualization Webbrowser / OPC UA / APP Webbrowser / OPC UA / APP APP -
Filter / Pass -
Data Logger  (USB, PC, Cloud)  (SD-card, USB, PC, Cloud) - -
Logger file formats MDF, BLF, ASC, CSV
MDF, BLF, ASC, CSV
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Programming (C-User-Code)  Eclipse IDE with Debugger  Eclipse IDE with Debugger - -
Matlab / Simulink / RBS - -
Further Interfaces / Protocols USB, ETH, WLAN, LIN, Bluetooth, FDX, XCP USB, ETH, WLAN, LIN, K-Line, Bluetooth, FDX, XCP - -
Included Tools ACT-Tool
ACT - Advanced Configuration Tool

(easy configuration via drag & drop)

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ACT-Tool
ACT - Advanced Configuration Tool

(easy configuration via drag & drop)

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Gateway Configurator
Gateway
Configurator


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no tool required


Product selection for range extension with supported interfaces and order numbers
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Order number / product name Galvanic
isolation 
FlexRay
A/B 
CAN
interface
count (total) 
CAN high speed  CAN low speed (C) CAN FD (B) (F) 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
CANnector
1.01.0091.02000 CANnector Range * yes 0 6 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.00000 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
FRC-EP170
1.13.0142.01002 FRC-EP170 CANonly no 0 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 0
1.13.0142.01302 FRC-EP170 Plus CANonly no 0 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 0
1.13.0142.01402 FRC-EP170 WLAN CANonly no 0 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 1
1.13.0142.01502 FRC-EP170 WLAN Plus CANonly no 0 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 1
1.13.0142.00002 FRC-EP170 no 1 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 0
1.13.0142.00302 FRC-EP170 Plus no 1 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 0
1.13.0142.00402 FRC-EP170 WLAN no 1 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 1
1.13.0142.00502
FRC-EP170 WLAN Plus no 1 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 1
FRC-EP190
1.13.0094.00107  FRC-EP190 Plus CANonly  yes  8 8 2
1.13.0094.10407  FRC-EP190 Max EtherCAT yes  1 8 8 2
1.13.0094.10507  FRC-EP190 FlexRay Plus 4 yes  1 8 8 2
CANbridge NT
1.01.0331.20000 CANbridge NT 200  yes  2 2 0
1.01.0331.42000  CANbridge NT 420  yes  4 4 0 0
CAN@net NT
1.01.0332.10000 CAN@net NT 100  yes 1 1 0
1.01.0332.20000 CAN@net NT 200  yes  2 2 0
1.01.0332.42000 CAN@net NT 420  yes  4 4 0
Accessories
1.04.0143.00000  USB WiFi Extension  
CAN (FD) Repeater
CANblue II (CAN-to-Bluetooth)

 

(A) Input or output per software switchable
(B) only CANnector and FRC-series: 6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 2/4 CAN-FD capable
(C) 4/6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 1/2 Low-Speed CAN capable
(D) 4 digital inputs/outputs (5 V TTL)
(E) 4 digital inputs (max. 34 V), 4 digital outputs (max. 34 V, 1 ampere)
(F) only CANbridge NT 420 and CAN@net NT 420: max. 4 CAN in total, thereoff max. 2 CAN-FD capable 

* CANnector Range  – based on CANnector S, ready2use with a basic range extending configuration

Applications and vehicles

Customized solutions

When standard products do not meet your requirements – development services and OEM solutions.

Customer references

The versatile HMS solutions are used in many different application areas and industries.

Accessories

As accessories for the automotive products, HMS offers special cables, termination resistors and breackout boxes for the FRC-EP platforms.
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