Gateway / Bridge / Router Solutions

Ixxat gateway solutions enable easy interconnection of communication networks and allow for using powerful data manipulation.

With the Ixxat gateway solutions you can interconnect different bus systems. The gateways are configured by easy to use tools. Although the configuration is easy, you can still use a a lot of filters and mapping rules. Beside that, the gateways do support a variety of protocols, file formats, visualization possibilities and manipulation functions like C user code.  Both the powerful and scalable hardware platforms and the easy-to-use tools for configuration/management make Ixxat gateways the ideal choice for your application. The gateway supports cyclic, event-triggered or user triggered sending methods and can be extended with RBS functionalities for automated checksum and counter calculations. 

Gateway / Bridge / Router Solutions

Application examples

Standalone Programmable

Standalone programmable gateway with signal visualization on mobile devices


Gateway with an import/export of vehicle descriptions files and powerful data manipulation functions with C User Code and/or Matlab/Simulink

Direct Connection

Direct connection of different networks with PLC or PC-based EtherCAT master devices

Connection Networks

Connection of different networks with cloud-based solutions


Stand Alone or PC Based

Stand-alone or PC-based

Powerful hardware platforms enabling either stand-alone or PC-based operation

Versatile Gateway modes

Versatile gateway modes

Easily choose between signal-based, frame-based and mixed mode operation with flexible sending methods on your choice

Various data formats

Various data formats

Support of DBC, LDF, ARXML, Fibex, ESI, MDF, BLF, ASC, CSV

Data recording

Data recording

Parallel logging of the transferred data



C user code with Eclipse based development environment and/or Matlab/Simulink models to adapt the solution to your specific requirements

Easy Configuration

Easy configuration

Free configuration software (ACT freeware) for Windows allows easy and fast configuration

Four different hardware platforms to meet your personal gateway requirements

CANnector, FRC-EP170/190, CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT – functional comparison of the hardware products

Detailed hardware informationCANnectorFRC-EP190FRC-EP170CAN@net NT / CANbridge NT
Number of CAN / CAN FD (max)8864
Industrial Ethernet supportEtherCAT (Slave)EtherCAT (Slave)
Digital IOs / Analog IN2/-4/24/-
Description file supportDBC, LDF, Fibex, ARXML, ESIDBC, LDF, Fibex, ARXML, ESIDBC, LDF, Fibex, ARXML
Frame / Signal based configurationYes / YesYes / YesYes / YesYes / –
Signal VisualizationWebbrowser / OPC UA / APPWebbrowser / OPC UA / APPWebbrowser / OPC UA / APPAPP
Filter / PassYesYesYesYes
Data LoggerYes (USB, PC, Cloud)Yes (SD-card, USB, PC, Cloud)Yes (SD-card, USB, PC, Cloud)
Programming (C-User-Code)Yes (Eclipse IDE with Debugger)Yes (Eclipse IDE with Debugger)Yes (Eclipse IDE with Debugger)
Matlab / Simulink / RBSYesYesYes
Further Interfaces / ProtocolsB, ETH, WLAN, LIN, Bluetooth, OPC UA, FDX, XCPUSB, ETH, WLAN, LIN, K-Line, Bluetooth, FDX, XCPUSB, ETH, WLAN, LIN, K-Line, Bluetooth, FDX, XCPETH (CAN@net NT only)
Included ToolsACT – Advanced Configuration Tool
(easy configuration via drag & drop)
ACT – Advanced Configuration Tool
(easy configuration via drag & drop)
ACT – Advanced Configuration Tool
(easy configuration via drag & drop)

Product selection for logging applications with supported interfaces and order numbers

Product Selection
(A) Input or output per software switchable
(B) only CANnector and FRC-series: 6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 2/4 CAN-FD capable
(C) 4/6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 1/2 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)
(F) only CANbridge NT 420 and CAN@net NT 420: max. 4 CAN in total, thereoff max. 2 CAN-FD capable

* CANnector Bridge – based on CANnector S, ready2use with a basic bridge configuration