The Ethernet/CAN Converter operates as a simple data converter capable of handling communication between Ethernet IEEE 802.3, IP ICMP, ARP, UDP, TCP, HTTP or proprietary protocol devices and a machine’s CAN bus. Communication can occur in either direction, Ethernet to CAN or CAN to Ethernet. It can be utilized for CAN bus monitoring, two-way remote CAN bus monitoring and synchronization as well as CAN bus extension over Ethernet applications. CAN frames are converted into a simple data encoding and sent over Ethernet to the Ethernet device. Likewise, data received from the Ethernet device is decoded into CAN frames and sent via CAN bus to the connected CAN device. CAN filtering is supported.
The converter can be utilized to optimize space and eliminate the need for more complex devices. The Ethernet port can communicate up to 100 Mbps and has LED indicators showing the status and speed. The CAN port has overcurrent protection that triggers at 1A. It supports high speed CAN with a baud rate of up to 1 Mbps. All standard and extended CAN frames, including data and remote frames are supported. It can interface with SAE J1939 or CANopen. The power can be delivered to the CAN port over the Ethernet connection. Protection is provided. The converter is designed for the harsh environments of off-highway equipment or industrial equipment.