The new extension module now enables the proven fieldbus gateway CANnect to access CAN FD networks (ISO 11898 and non-ISO). Amongst other features the high performance extension offers four CAN FD interfaces, each with flexibly adjustable data transmission rates up to 8 MBit/s. Both Fibex and ARXML databases can be used for description files. Furthermore, there are numerous channels available for measurement and control tasks: Analog-digital converter, digital-analog converter and digital outputs.
The CW-401 current clamp meter with a measurement range of ±30 A (further measurement ranges on request) is well-suited for an ambient temperature of -40 °C to +120 °C. Here it achieves a relative accuracy of 1 % by the help of a temperature compensation. Thanks to its slewable measuring head as well as to its compact and robust design it is possible to take measurements in rugged environments or hard-to-reach places. Beside the current value the temperature can also be read out easily via CAN-connection. So that the received data can be processed in established tool chains.
With the arrival of the new software version 184.108.40.206, the Bus-Gateway CANnect has been further improved and equipped with several new features. In addition to the description files CANdb, ARXML and LDF (LIN) the A2L-format (XCP) is now fully supported. XCP is commonly used for an easy access to internal ECU variables. Another innovation is the bidirectional communication of CAN/LIN/XCP messages via Ethernet. The linking of various networks can be comfortably created by drag&drop. Even a comprehensive rest-bus simulation can be performed.