The Kvaser Air Bridge facilitates the job of the system integrator in situations that make wired connection unsuitable or challenging, such as when two moving parts are connected by CAN. Employing a proprietary 2.4GHz radio and frequency hopping mechanism, the Kvaser Air Bridge controls the data rate, radio packet format, output power, and pairing method to achieve predictable latencies without sacrificing stability or range. This configuration makes the Kvaser Air Bridge effective in infrastructure and control applications, where accurate message delivery times are essential. The transmission range is as much as 70 m, with a maximum data rate of 1200 messages per second and a packet latency of 4.8 ms.
Kvaser Air Bridge Light HS M12 is the second model in Kvaser’s Air Bridge product line. This model offers a 5-pin National Marine Electronics Association* (NMEA) compatible CAN connector replacing the 9-pin D-SUB connector on the Kvaser Air Bridge Light HS. Improvements have been made to the firmware to further enhance the Kvaser Air Bridge Light HS M12’s wireless performance, with increased interference immunity and enhanced coexistence mechanisms to increase the co-location capacity of Air Bridge pairs.