Kvaser launches CAN over Ethernet interface

20/05/2014 by Kvaser
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Kvaser AB is pleased to announce the Kvaser Ethercan Light HS CAN to Ethernet interface. Effectively, the Kvaser Ethercan Light HS facilitates the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) concept within modern manufacturing environments by enabling data from any CAN product or system to be accessed over the Internet, via an Ethernet equipped PC.

Recognising that there are plenty of expensive and complex to configure Ethernet to CAN gateways on the market, Kvaser saw an opportunity to provide a simple, one CAN-channel to Ethernet interface for Windows-based PCs.

“With its extremely good EMC performance, the Ethercan Light HS is a fully-equipped interface with a large on-board RAM buffer and full compatibility with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000 and DeviceNet. Nevertheless, this is simple to set up using the standard Kvaser API, in contrast to many other CAN to Ethernet products on the market,” commented Michael Odälv, Director of Marketing & Sales at Kvaser AB.

The Kvaser Ethercan Light HS’s Ethernet connection has auto-MDIX, meaning that it automatically detects and adjusts for the Ethernet cable type being used (either straight-through or crossover). It also offers built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE), allowing the device to receive both data and power over the Ethernet cable. Combining Kvaser’s trademark small, lightweight plastic housing with galvanic isolation, this device offers a flexible form-factor that allows it to be placed virtually anywhere, as well as the high durability expected of an interface that is used in industrial environments.

For more information on the Kvaser Ethercan Light HS interface, please click the following link: www.kvaser.com/product/ethercan

Support and Availability
The Kvaser Ethercan Light HS is available now with free software, free software updates and free support.

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