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IXXAT CAN@net NT 100/200/420

Up to 4 x CAN (2 x CAN FD)
CAN-Ethernet gateway, bridge and PC interface

The CAN@net NT is offered in three variants, as CAN@net NT 100 with one classic CAN channel and D-Sub 9 connector, as CAN@net NT 200 with two classic CAN channels and as CAN@net NT 420 with four CAN channels, of which two channels can be switched between CAN and CAN FD. All devices offer three operation modes and can be used as a PC interface as bridge and gateway.

HOW IT WORKS

OPERATION MODES

CAN-Ethernet Gateway
In gateway mode the CAN@net NT can be directly accessed from e.g. Windows, Linux, VxWorks or QNX based systems as well as from embedded systems, by using a simple ASCII protocol over a standard TCP/IP socket. As CAN-Ethernet Gateway, the CAN@net NT offers easy, flexible access to four independent CAN systems (two CAN FD) via a LAN or via the Internet.

PC Interface
With the included VCI driver for Windows, the CAN@net NT can be operated like all Ixxat CAN PC interfaces. With the CAN@net NT, all VCI-based Ixxat tools, such as the canAnalyser, as well as customer-specific applications based on the VCI driver can be used. The VCI CAN driver offers the possibility to communicate with up to 128 CAN@net NT devices at the same time.




CAN-Ethernet-CAN Bridge
By using up to four CAN@net NT 420 (two CAN@net NT 100/200), a CAN-Ethernet-CAN bridge can be implemented, with each up to four independent CAN channels (2 for the CAN@net NT 200, 1 for the CAN@net NT 100) per device. The bridge allows the exchange of CAN messages between CAN systems over long distances via TCP/IP, using existing Ethernet infrastructures. The segmentation of CAN systems also increases the reliability and failure safety of the entire system.

FUNCTIONS

Filtering and multiplexing
With the help of mapping tables, the exchange of messages between all channels can be configured very flexibly. Filter and conversion rules can be applied to the CAN and CAN FD messages. As a result, the bus load in the individual networks can be reduced since only relevant messages are transmitted to the other network. For SAE J1939 applications a special mapping table is provided, adapted to the specific parameters. The data multiplexing/demultiplexing functionality enables the mapping of e.g. CAN-FD data to several standard CAN messages and vice versa.

Action Rules
In response to received messages, device or CAN bus status events, a variety of actions can be performed automatically, e.g. sending messages (CAN, CAN FD, MQTT), changing device settings or switching device LEDs. Action rules are created through intuitive drop-down menus for events and actions within the Windows-based device configuration tool or by using LUA scripts.

MQTT for cloud connection
Whether device status or CAN/CAN FD data, the MQTT functionality of the CAN@net NT enables transmission of various information to the cloud – easily programmable using action rule lists. With free available broker services and APPs, e.g. status messages or system values can be easily transmitted to your smartphone or other devices.

Cyclic transmission
The cyclic transmission feature enables cyclic forwarding of messages. Both, messages and  cycle times are defined within a central cyclic transmission table.

CONFIGURATION

The configuration of the new CAN@net NT and the firmware upload is done with an intuitive to operate Windows configuration tool - via USB or Ethernet. With the tool, the configuration of filter, mapping, multiplexer or translation rules can be carried out very easily, without programming skills.


Windows configuration tool supporting CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT

 

CONTENTS OF DELIVERY

  • CAN@net NT 100, CAN@net NT 200 or CAN@net NT 420
  • User manual
  • CD with CAN Gateway Configurator
  • CAN VCI driver for Windows
  • Mini USB cable
Ethernet interface 10/100 MBit/s, twisted pair, RJ45 connector
CAN transceiver Texas Instruments SN65HVD251P
CAN channels CAN@net NT 100: 1 x CAN
CAN@net NT 200: 2 x CAN
CAN@net NT 420: 4 x CAN (two of them with CAN FD)
CAN connection CAN@net NT 100: D-Sub 9
CAN@net NT 200: Screw connector
CAN@net NT 420: Screw connector
Max. number of bus nodes 120
CAN bus termination resistor None
CAN baudrates Standard CAN: 5 to 1000 kBit/s, CAN-FD: 5 to 8000 kBit/s
Power supply 9 V to 36 V DC
Current consumption typically 110 mA (at 24 V input voltage) or 230 mA (at 12 V input voltage) 
Temperature range Operating temperature -40 °C to +85 °C, Storage temperature -40 °C to +85 °C
Galvanic isolation 1 kV for 1 sec.
Certification CE, FCC, UL
Housing Polyamide housing for top hat rail mounting
Protection class IP20
Size approx. 114.5 x 99 x 22.5 mm
Weight approx. 150 g

• Easy coupling of CAN and CAN-FD systems and devices
• Bridging of large distances and easy remote system access using Ethernet
• Cost savings due to simple wiring
• Up to four independent CAN channels (2 CAN FD channels)
• Powerful filter, ID translation, data mapping and multiplexing functionality
• Windows configuration tool for easy configuration via USB or Ethernet
• Designed for high performance in harsh environments

1.01.0332.10000 CAN@net NT 100 - 1 CAN channel*
1.01.0332.20000 CAN@net NT 200 - 2 CAN channels*
1.01.0332.42000 CAN@net NT 420 - 4 CAN channels (2 switchable to CAN FD)*

* Please note: CAN@net NT 100, CAN@net NT 200 and CAN@net NT 420 can not be combined. For a CAN-Ethernet-CAN-Bridge please use either CAN@net NT 100, CAN@net NT 200 devices or CAN@net NT 420 devices.