News - Accessing CAN bus by wireless (WLAN) or mobile internet (WWAN)
WLAN/WWAN extension for CAN ethernet gateway
Karlsruhe. May 2016.
CAN field busses are used in numerous areas today: in automation, the
automotive industry and medical technology, in aircrafts and trains as well as
in marine, aerospace and engineering industries. Access to the CAN bus was made
by standard interfaces like RS232, USB, PCI and PC/104. In the recent years CAN
Ethernet gateways are gaining more and more acceptance, at least to provide
remote access by LAN/WLAN and internet in the age of "Internet of things".
AnaGate CAN X series
The CAN Ethernet gateways of the AnaGate CAN X series provide 2, 4 or 8 CAN interfaces,
which can be
individually connected to a computer or PLC by wired Ethernet. To support also
wireless connections, the basic functionality is now enhanced by use of
additional existing wireless adapters. This is a simple and economic way
to supply wired and wireless access to the well-established AnaGate units.
WLAN and mobile internet by use of conventional adapters
All the devices of the AnaGate CAN X series support the use of network
connections by WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) or by WWAN (Wireless Wide Area
Network) in addition to or instead of a wired Ethernet connection. Using WLAN or
mobile internet (UMTS/GSM) on the AnaGate CAN gateway requires a compatible WLAN
or WWAN USB adapter. The adapter has only to be plugged into one of the present
USB host interface of the AnaGate unit. Activation and configuration is made by
the web interface of the gateway. Currently different USB adapters form TP-Link
and Huaweia are supported.
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