Configurable CAN-to-CAN Bridge / Router

The CANbridge allows the coupling of two CAN networks, including networks with different bit rates. The bridge/router has a powerful 16-bit microcontroller that can process bursts at higher data rates without message loss. LEDs signal the current status of the coupled networks.

This product is not recommended for new developments. For new developments we recommend to use the successor product Ixxat CANbridge NT 200/420.


Features and benefits

  • Cost savings due to simple wiring
  • Allows larger system expansion
  • Filter and conversion functionality
  • Increased system reliability
  • Line protection by galvanic isolation

How It Works

Unlike a CAN Repeater, which only translates the electric signals, the CAN messages are received completely by the CANbridge and then sent to the other CAN network in line with existing filter and conversion rules (Store-Forward principle). With the aid of conversion rules (gateway tables), CAN messages can be filtered or forwarded under another identifier. With these mechanisms, the bus load can be reduced in the individual networks by only sending messages which are of interest to the other network.


The configuration of the CANbridge can be made using a configuration file, which is uploaded to the device via RS232 by an upload program included in the scope of delivery. 

Technical specifications

MicrocontrollerFujitsu MB90F543
CAN controller2 x CAN on-chip, CAN 2.0A, 2.0B
CAN bus interfaceIndustrial Version: 2x ISO 11898-2 (galvanic isolated)
Automotive Version: 2x ISO 11898-2 (galvanic isolated) or 1x ISO 11898-2 (galvanic isolated) + 1x ISO 11898-3
Serial interfaceRS232 for device configuration
Power supplyIndustrial Version: 9-36 V, 1.5 W, Automotive Version: 7-16 V, 1.5 W
Temperature range-20 ºC … +70 ºC
HousingRobust metal housing
SizeApprox. 100 x 85 x 32 mm

Contents of delivery

  • CANbridge
  • Operation Instruction
  • Configuration cable
  • Power supply cable (only 1.01.0120.xxxxx)

Order number

1.01.0120.22010CANbridge – Aluminium, 2 x High-Speed Bus Interface (galvanic isolated), Automotive Version
1.01.0120.23010CANbridge – Aluminium, 1 x High-Speed Bus Interface (galvanic isolated) + 1 x Low-Speed Bus Interface, Automotive Version
1.01.0120.22020CANbridge – Aluminium, 2 x High-Speed Bus Interface (galvanic isolated), Industrial Version