The FRC-EP170 comes with a variety of different automotive 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, gateway and residual bus simulation 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.



  • Compact device
  • With FlexRay support or as CANonly variant
  • Up to 6 CAN (FD) channels in one device
  • Only a few µs delay of frames in classical gateway applications 
  • Compatible to the Ixxat CAN@Net Generic Ethernet Protocol

Technical specifications

(L x W x H)
142 x 113 x 40 mm
Protection classIP42
WeightApprox. 390 g
Operating temperature-40 °C to +80 °C
Power supply6-36 V DC
Current consumptionTyp. 320 mA at 12 V
Housing materialAluminum
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
FlexRay communication controller2 x Freescale MFR 4310
FlexRay transceiverNXP TJA1080
CAN transceiver CAN-FDTexas Instruments TCAN334GDCN
CAN transceiver high-speedTexas Instruments SN65HVD251
CAN transceiver low-speedNXP TJA1054T
CAN bus termination resistorHigh-speed/CAN-FD: none
Low-speed: RTH=RTL=2 k Ohm
LIN transceiverNXP TJA1020
K-LINE transceiverVishay SI9243AEY
System startup time< 5 sec from power-on

Contents of delivery

  • FRC-EP170
  • Cables for power and USB 
  • Hardware manual
  • Runtime licences for Gateway and RBS

Order number

Order Table
(A) Input or output per software switchable
(B) 6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 2/4 CAN-FD capable
(C) 4/6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 1 Low-Speed CAN capable
(D) 4 digital inputs/outputs (5 V TTL)
(E) 4 digital inputs (max. 34 V), 4 digital outputs (max. 34 V, 1 ampere)