AnaGate CAN quattro - CAN-TCP/IP Bridge / Gateway
The AnaGate CAN quattro gateway connects a PC, a embedded computer, a
Simatic S7 or other device to up to four CAN busses via the TCP/IP network
protocol (Ethernet). The AnaGate CAN basically works as a device with no own CAN
identifier on the bus. The CAN identifier can be selected individually when
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 CAN interfaces of the AnaGate CAN quattro can be operated in four 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.
- In the internal bridge mode each interface can be directly
interconnected to an arbitrary CAN networks via one of the other internal interfaces.
- In the LAN bridge mode each interface can be
separately interconnected to an arbitrary CAN network via an additional AnaGate CAN
or AnaGate CAN uno/duo.
CAN messages are exchanged transparently over TCP/IP between the two AnaGate
The AnaGate CAN quattro is substantially more efficient than the established
AnaGate CAN model because of its 32 bit processor.
With full bus utilization at high bus speed (e.g. 1MBit) on the CAN field bus
all CAN messages can be processed on a single CAN interface and sent on to the personal computer by a
AnaGate CAN quattro.
As Embedded PC with Linux platform the AnaGate CAN quattro permits also the flexible
extensions by downloading and running of application programs. The existing two
USB interfaces and the igital inputs/outputs can be accessed too.