PCAN-Router Pro FD

Programmable 6-Channel Router for CAN and CAN FD with I/O and Data Logger

PCAN-Router Pro FD

PCAN-Router Pro FD


PCAN-Router Pro FD with Ethernet interface



With six channels, the PCAN-Router Pro FD links the data traffic of modern CAN FD and classic CAN buses. Pluggable CAN transceiver modules allow flexible adaptation of each CAN channel to the respective requirements. In addition, the router is equipped with an analog input and four digital I/Os. The CAN messages can be recorded on the internal memory or on an inserted memory card and later read out via the USB connection. With the PCAN-Router Pro FD the data flow of test benches and production plants can be managed, monitored, and controlled. The conversion from CAN to CAN FD or vice versa enables the integration of new CAN FD applications into existing CAN 2.0 networks.

The behavior of the PCAN-Router Pro FD can be programmed freely for specific applications. The firmware is created using the included development package with GNU compiler for C and C++ and is then transferred to the module via CAN. Various programming examples, such as message forwarding or recording, facilitate the implementation of own solutions.

On delivery, the PCAN-Router Pro FD is equipped with a firmware for the configurable recording of CAN and CAN FD data traffic.


The transfer of the firmware via CAN requires a PEAK CAN interface.

Technical Specifications

  • 6 High-speed CAN channels (ISO 11898-2)
    • Comply with CAN specifications 2.0 A/B and FD
    • CAN FD support for ISO and Non-ISO standards
    • CAN FD bit rates for the data field (64 bytes max.) from 40 kbit/s up to 12 Mbit/s
    • CAN bit rates from 40 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
    • NXP TJA1043 CAN transceiver with wake-up
    • Alternative pluggable transceiver modules on request
  • CAN connections are D-Sub, 9-pin
  • CAN termination switchable, separately for each CAN channel
  • Wake-up function using separate input, CAN bus, or real-time clock
  • 2 digital I/Os, each usable as digital input or output with High-side switch
  • 2 digital I/Os, each usable as digital input or output with Low-side switch
  • 1 analog input (0 – 32 V)
  • Recording of CAN data and error frames
  • Internal memory: 16 GByte pSLC eMMC
  • SD card slot for additional memory
  • USB connection for accessing the data memory (e.g. recorded log data)
  • Conversion of logging data to various output formats using the Windows software PEAK-Converter
  • Battery-buffered real-time clock (RTC), can also be used for wake-up
  • Beeper
  • Status LEDs for CAN channels, memory cards, and power supply
  • Microcontroller STM32F765NIH6 (based on Arm Cortex M7)
  • 32 MByte SDRAM in addition to microcontroller RAM
  • Aluminum casing with flange
  • 8 – 32 V power supply, protection against overvoltage and reverse polarity
  • Slot for a backup battery for defined switch-off behavior (e.g. for log data saving)
  • Ethernet interface via RJ-45 socket (only for IPEH-002222)
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F)

Data Logging

On delivery, the PCAN-Router Pro FD is equipped with a firmware for recording CAN and CAN FD data traffic. The messages of all six CAN channels can be stored on the internal eMMC memory or on an inserted SD card. The storage media can be accessed via a USB connection.

Users can configure the recording with a text file without any programming knowledge. Various options are available:

  • Separate configuration of the 6 CAN channels
    • Setting the CAN specification to 2.0 A/B, CAN FD ISO, or CAN FD Non-ISO
    • Setting the nominal and data bit rates
    • Enabling or disabling the Listen-Only mode
  • Recording of data frames, error frames, or data and error frames
  • Setting of the trace mode and maximum file size
  • Setting of the storage medium for saving the trace files
  • Configuration of events for starting and stopping the recording
    • Powering the device
    • By pressing the Log Off Card button
    • By receiving a specific CAN message
  • Configuration of timeout events for stopping the recording or shutting-down the device
    • Data traffic has stopped
    • Power loss on terminal 15 (Wake-up / pin 1 of the power connector)
    • Main power loss
  • Defining beep patterns for tracing start, end, and error events
  • Defining the LED blinking pattern
  • Only when used with Ethernet interface (IPEH-002222):
    • FTP access for downloading trace files and uploading the configuration file
    • WebSocket connection for remote controlling via Ethernet with message transfer in JSON format (example website included in the development package)

Besides the programming examples, the data logger firmware is included in the development package for the PCAN-Router Pro FD and can be downloaded free of charge. The installation, configuration, and operation are documented in detail in the manual.

Scope of Supply

  • PCAN-Router Pro FD in aluminum casing including mating connectors for I/O (Phoenix Contact MC1,5/6-STF-3,81 – 1827745) and power (Phoenix Contact MC1,5/3-STF-3,81 – 1827716)
  • USB connector cable
  • IPEH-002222: RJ-45 network patch cord (2 m)
  • Windows development package with GCC ARM Embedded, flash program, and programming examples
  • Conversion software PEAK-Converter for Windows
  • Manual in PDF format
PCAN-Router Pro FD Connectors


The transfer of the firmware via CAN requires a PEAK CAN interface