AnaGate CAN USB - CAN-USB Gateway
The AnaGate CAN USB gateway connects a PC to a CAN bus via the USB
interface. Communication takes place via a virtual network card, which emulates
networking over the USB cable. For this reason the AnaGate CAN USB is protocol
compatible with all AnaGate CAN Ethernet
gateways and can be easily replaced on demand.
The AnaGate CAN USB basically works as a device with no own CAN
identifier on the bus. The CAN identifier can be selected individually when
sending telegrams. The CAN messages are transparently embedded in TCP/IP telegrams to enable communication with any
CAN device on the CAN network. This means that a CAN network can be addressed over the Internet or from multiple different PCs over a network.
Higher protocol layers e.g. CANOpen®, Devicenet or J1939 can be used by the controller
system too. WLAN communication is possible too via appropriate devices
The AnaGate CAN USB can be operated in two different modes:
- In the gateway mode the CAN messages are transferred transparently over TCP/IP
between the CAN network and the controller platform (e.g. PC) in both
- In the listen mode CAN messages can be recorded without influencing
the CAN bus.
The AnaGate CAN USB with its 32 bit ARM9 processor is very powerful and can
be even used in high-performance systems. The
performance is almost identical to the pure CAN-Ethernet
gateway models, which have only the advantage of
faster data rates on the physical cable connection.
As Embedded PC with Linux platform the AnaGate CAN USB permits also the
flexible extensions by downloading and running of application programs.