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CANblue II, Wireless CAN gateway

Wireless CAN gateway and bridge with Bluetooth Interface

The CANblue II is a CAN bus module that is connected to an other Bluetooth node wirelessly. It is ideal for servicing and accessing CAN bus systems that are otherwise difficult to access or in the case a CAN-bus has to cross rotating/moving parts. A module acts as a gateway to other Bluetooth devices or multiple modules act as wireless CAN to CAN bridge via Bluetooth. Depending on the space limitations, the maximum distance between the CANblue II and a Bluetooth-node can be up to 200 meter.
Ixxat CANblue II
CAN network
Bluetooth network
Ixxat CANblue II
Ixxat CANblue II

Product highlights

  • Quick start-up and connection
  • High transmission range
  • Internal antenna
  • High data throughput
  • Flexible options (combination of several CANblue II's)
  • Easy configuration via Bluetooth in ASCII format

Bridge mode

The bridge mode allows the user to set-up a CAN-Bluetooth-CAN bridge by using two CANblue II devices. Message exchange occurs on layer 2 and is transparent. The device can also be used in systems with CANopen, DeviceNet or customer-specific protocols. CAN-ID filters can be set for data exchange via Bluetooth.

Bridge mode

When using more than 2 CANblue II's multiple CAN buses are wirelessly interconnected.

PC mode with VCI driver support

These modes make the wireless connection to a PC or notebook with Bluetooth, possible.

PC-mode

Because it is supported by the VCI CAN driver, the CANblue II can be operated like any other CAN PC interface. Consequently, wireless access to CAN systems can also be easily achieved with existing VCI-based application programs and Ixxat tools.

Serial mode

In the serial mode CANblue II connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth device that supports Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP).

ASCII mode

CAN messages are hereby exchanged either in an ASCII or a binary format.

CANblue II with external antenna connector

This version is specifically designed for a good reception in inaccessible locations or when a CANblue II is built in a metal housing. The internal antenna is replaced by a connection to a separate antenna, via a RP-SMA connector.
An external antenna is required for proper operation.
Ixxat CANblue II with an external antenna (optional)
Ixxat CANblue II with an external antenna (optional)
Ixxat CANblue II with an external antenna (optional)

The following accessories are available for the CANblue II with external antenna connector:

 
Antenna stub with RPSMA plug

Antenna stub with RPSMA plug

  • 90⁰ tiltable
  • Length 10 cm
  • 2,5 dBi, 2,4 Ghz, 50Ω impedance

 
Magnetic foot antenna

Magnetic foot antenna

  • Incl. 1,5m cable and RP-SMA
  • Also for outside use
  • Ø47mm, height 50mm, 150 gram

 
Screwable antenna foot

Screwable antenna foot

  • Incl. 2m cable and RP-SMA
  • Drilling Ø20mm+0,2
  • Ø28mm, height 20mm, 80 gram
Technical data
Bluetooth interfaceBluetooth specification V2.1 EDR, 200m max. transmission range (ideal)
Microcontroller32-bit microcontroller
CAN controllerCAN 2.0 A/B
CAN bus interfaceISO 11898-2, Sub D9 plug according to CiA 303-1
Power supply9-30 V DC, 0.6 W
Galvanic isolation1 kV, 1 sec.
Temperature range-40 ºC ... +85 ºC
Sending delayapprox. 4 ms average (in Shortest Latency Mode)
CAN performance at 1 Mbit/sec100% bus load
AntennaRP-SMA (variant with external antenna connector)
CertificationCE, FCC, Telec
HousingPlastic housing with mounting holes
Size82 x 64 x 26 mm
Contents of delivery
- CANblue II module
- Driver VCI for Windows™ 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 and Win 10 (all 32/64-bit)
- Driver ECI for Linux, VxWorks and other OS
- Basic CAN-monitor "miniMon" (Windows™)
- User Manual

Part number(s)

1.01.0126.12000
CANblue II, internal antenna
CANblue II, internal antenna
1.01.0126.12001
CANblue II, RP-SMA connector for external antenna
(not included)
CANblue II, RP-SMA connector for external antenna(not included)
1.01.0126.12101
CANblue II, RP-SMA connector for external antenna
(not included), without housing
 

Accessories for external antenna variants

1.04.0085.00000
Magnetic antenna foot with 1,5m cable and RP-SMA connectors
Magnetic antenna foot with 1,5m cable and RP-SMA connectors
 
1.04.0085.00001
Stub antenna with flexible 90° joint and RP-SMA plug
Stub antenna with  flexible 90° joint and RP-SMA plug
 
1.04.0085.00002
Screwable antenna foot with 1,5m cable and RP-SMA connectors
Screwable antenna foot with 1,5m cable and RP-SMA connectors
 
1.04.0085.00003
Screwable antenna foot with 2m cable and RP-SMA connectors, cable entry variant
Screwable antenna foot with 2m cable and RP-SMA connectors, cable entry variant
 

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