The CAN Gateway supports CAN Layer 2, while meeting CAN specifications 2.0A (11-bit identifier) and 2.0B (29-bit identifier). Function blocks allow the gateway to read and write higher-protocol telegrams (e.g., CANopen).
The gateway adjusts itself to baud rates between 10 kbit/s to 1 Mbit/s via automatic bit-rate detection (Auto Baud Rate). It is also possible to set a fixed transmission rate. Six configurable filters for input telegrams allow CAN messages to be filtered via the CAN identifiers.
Three following operation modes are available: Sniffer mode provides a detailed CAN bus analysis without interactions. In transparent mode, the gateway works as an active CAN device that can send and receive any type of CAN telegrams. Mapped mode enables CAN telegrams to be generated directly from the process image. It also allows select process values to be copied from received telegrams into the input process image. A CAN telegram may be sent cyclically, manually or event-triggered (change of process value).