New CANblue II for wireless connection of CAN systems via Bluetooth
With its new CANblue II interface, IXXAT offers an intelligent CAN/Bluetooth module providing bridge, gateway and PC interface operational modes in a single unit.
Support for the Windows driver package VCI (Virtual CAN Interface) enables easy, wireless access for PC-based applications to CAN networks. Using this, both customer specific applications and the IXXAT analysis and configuration tools are supported.
As well as the PC interface mode, the device also supports a generic mode which enables easy access to CAN networks for “non-Windows” systems such as embedded systems and handheld service devices. For this, Bluetooth communication is performed using simple ASCII commands and CAN-optimised binary messages.
The third supported mode is bridge mode, whereby several CANblue II devices can be linked together for wireless connection of different networks. This is particularly interesting in systems with mobile components or rotating parts which previously needed to be linked using fault-prone slip ring connections. The message exchange is performed transparently which enables the use of CANopen, DeviceNet and other customer-specific protocols.
Due to its compact design, the CANblue II can be easily integrated into existing systems. The device features an integrated antenna (optional external antenna) and mounting holes. Its wide supply voltage range from 9 to 30 V DC, galvanic decoupling and extended temperature range from -40 °C to +70 °C allows it to be used in many different applications.
CANblue II is designed according to the Bluetooth specification V2.1 EDR with a maximum transmission distance of 300 meters (expandable with external antenna) depending on the spatial conditions. The device is able to handle up to 100% CAN-bus load at a CAN baudrate of 1 Mbit/s. The CAN interface is implemented in accordance with ISO 11898-2 and is equipped with a CiA 303-1 conformed Sub D9 plug. Not least, the CANblue II is available at an extremely attractive price.
For price and availability of the new CANblue II please contact Nohau UK.