The PCAN-Ethernet Gateway FD DR allows access to classic CAN or modern CAN FD buses via an IP network. On top of that, CAN buses can be connected to each other via IP using multiple devices. CAN frames are wrapped in TCP or UDP message packets and then forwarded via the IP network from one device to another. The PCAN-Ethernet Gateway FD DR provides a LAN interface and two CAN FD interfaces that allow bit rates up to 10 Mbit/s. For this, an AM5716 Sitara processor provides the needed performance.
The PCAN Gateway product family is configured via a convenient web interface. Alternatively, the JSON interface allows access via software. Both options provide status information and settings of the devices, the various communication interfaces, message forwarding, and filters.
The new CAN FD standard (CAN with Flexible Data rate) is primarily characterized by higher bandwidth for data transfer. The maximum of 64 data bytes per CAN FD frame (instead of 8 so far) can be transmitted with bit rates up to 10 Mbit/s. CAN FD is downward-compatible to the CAN 2.0 A/B standard, thus CAN FD nodes can be used in existing CAN networks. However, in this case the CAN FD extensions are not applicable.
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