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CAN FO, Fiber Optic Repeater

Converter from ISO 11898 CAN to fiber optic cable

Remark: This product is not recommended for new developments.
For new projects we recommend to use the successor product,  CAN-CR110/FO

The FO Repeater is used for the conversion of the CAN bus signal from copper wire (ISO 11898-2) to fiber optic cables. This provides a complete isolation and protection against EM-influences.
Ixxat FO Repeater
Ixxat FO Repeater
Ixxat FO Repeater

One special feature of the Repeater is that it separates a defective segment from the rest of the network so that the remaining network can continue working. After elimination of the defect, the segment is switched into the network again.

Features and benefits

  • Fiber optic enables transmission during high electromagnetic disturbances
  • Increased system reliability
  • Almost no influence on real-time behavior
Technical data
Display Sending (2 green LEDs), defective segment (2 red LEDs)
CAN bus interface ISO 11898-2. Screw terminals. CAN termination resistors are integrated (switchable).
FOC connection 2x ST terminals for duplex line (Glass 50/125 µm duplex)
Baudrate Up to 888 kbps
Delay ~300 ns (translates into ~60 m (~90 ft.) bus length) between the wire connection of a FO Repeater through the fiber optic cable to the wire connection of a second FO Repeater (not including the signal delay time of the fiber optics, which is ~5 ns/m)
Power supply 9-35 V DC, 3 W typ., through terminals
Galvanic isolation 1 kV, 1 sec.; CAN 1
Temperature range -20 ºC to +60 ºC
Housing, size Plastic enclosure, 110 x 75 x 22 mm (without FO connector)
Contents of delivery
- FO Repeater
- Quick Reference Manual

Part number(s)

CAN Fiber Optic Repeater, 1x CAN , 1x FO with ST connector
CAN Fiber Optic Repeater, 1x CAN , 1x FO with ST connector

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