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CAN-Ethernet gateway

EMS Dr. Thomas W√ľnsche (Germany) has finished the development of the EtherCAN-ARM9, an embedded Linux device for a varied field of applications. The gateway is intended to be a platform for the implementation of complex CAN to Ethernet gateway tasks.

An application as Profinet/CANopen gateway is in the development process (Photo: EMS Dr. Wünsche)

THE GATEWAY IS SUITABLE FOR APPLICATIONS where processing of messages in the gateway is needed. This includes i.e. visualization of CAN messages by a web server, complex protocol conversions, and others.

A 454 MHz ARM9 processor with 2 GiB eMMC Flash and 128 MiB DDR RAM powers the gateway. The implementation in a small, compact and rail-mountable housing eases use in electrical cabinets. Additionally, the connection of the USB 2.0 full speed host interface with a Bluetooth or WLAN stick opens up the possibility of wireless data transfer. Furthermore, there is an integrated SD card slot for bulk exchange of data and logging of CAN messages. The CAN interface is realized by two internal CAN controllers of the CPU. Both channels are individually and galvanically decoupled from the CPU and the power supply.

According to the company, programmers of further applications on this platform are welcome and will receive active support. The scope of delivery also includes a proCANtool CAN­monitor for the operating systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8.

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