CANnector is a DIN rail mountable platform with many different communication interfaces. It is ideal for applications in which several bus systems are to be merged into a single device with its own processing power – e.g. for logging or gateway applications.

All applications run on the device, a PC is only needed for configuration or stimulation/visualization of data, as the actual intelligence – for e.g. the transport protocols – is outsourced to the embedded platform.

HMS provides with  Ixxat ACT (Advanced Configuration Tool) an easy to use Windows-based tool enabling customers to configure the device via drag-&-drop. Most use-cases can be solved by using ACT Freeware (free of charge).



  • DIN rail mountable
  • Industrial Ethernet support (like EtherCAT)
  • Up to 8 CAN channels (4 CAN FD capable) in one device
  • CAN listen only (CAN RX) for data logging use-cases
  • Only a few µs delay of frames in classical gateway applications
  • Switch-on CAN (self switch on in case of any CAN communication or a defined message)
  • Up to 4 kV galvanic isolation
  • Compatible to the Ixxat CAN@net Generic Ethernet protocol and CAN@net NT protocol

Technical specifications

(L x W x H)
196 x 113 x 43 mm
Protection classIP40
WeightApprox. 790 g
Operating temperature-40 °C to +80 °C
Power supply6-36 V DC
Current consumptionTyp. 420 mA at 12 V (Sleep mode: typ. 7.5 mA at 12 V)
Housing materialAluminum, stainless steel
Relative humidity10-95 %, non-condensing
Host systemPower PC, 256 MByte RAM, 256 MByte Flash
Ethernet10/100 MBit/s, RJ45
USB2.0 high-speed device, USB-B
2.0 high-speed device, USB-A
CAN FD transceiverMicrochip MCP2562FD
CAN RX onlyHardware switchable
CAN high-speed transceiverTexas Instruments SN65HVD251
CAN bus termination resistorHigh-speed/CAN-FD: none
LIN transceiverNXP TJA1020

Contents of delivery

  • CANnector
  • Cables for Ethernet, USB 
  • Hardware manual
  • Runtime licences for Gateway

Order number

Order Table
(A) Input or output per software switchable
(D) 4 digital inputs/outputs (5 V TTL)
(E) digital inputs (max. 34 V), digital outputs (max. 34 V, 1 ampere)
* CANnector Log – based on CANnector S, ready2use with a basic logging configuration and a 16GByte USB storage device
** CANnector Range/Bridge  – based on CANnector S, ready2use with a basic range extending or bridge configuration