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NetCAN Plus 120 WLAN
(Net-CAN 120 WLAN)

Converter Ethernet/WLAN to CAN Bus

Vscom NetCAN+ (Plus) 120 WLAN, a CAN Bus Gateway for Ethernet/WLAN/Internet
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The NetCAN+ 120 WLAN is an easy to use gateway from Ethernet to CAN-Bus, based on state of the art RISC components. It provides CAN-BUS communication over Ethernet and WLAN, and allows completely secured communication for both data transfer and configuration to the attached CAN devices.
CAN BUS is widely used in industrial applications as well as in automotive monitoring and control. The NetCAN+ can be used to monitor the data traffic as well as sending control information.

Implemented in the NetCAN+ is an option to use the viaVPN system for Remote Access and Monitoring. viaVPN provides secure and strong encrypted access via Internet, without any re-configuration of firewalls. Once installed in the local network the NetCAN+ are used exactly as without the option viaVPN. But at the same time the operation can be monitored from remote locations. If the CAN port is not occupied by local access, also operation from remote is possible.

NetCAN+ supports three operating modes: TCP Raw Server, CAN Bridge and Driver Mode. With TCP Raw Server the communication is handled directly via IP address and port number. The CAN Bridge connects two NetCAN+ devices to tunnel CAN data via Ethernet/WLAN. The Driver Mode requires the installation of a virtual com-port driver, which makes the network fully transparent for the application. NetCAN+ provides various software tools to interface the user application:
• The ASCII conversion protocol is useful in developing and testing any CAN-BUS configuration. Users just connect directly via Telnet, and have a simple way to talk to the CAN controller. It can also be used to manually transmit and receive CAN frames.
• Applications programmed by users should use the VScan API library (DLL), which transparently handles the ASCII conversion for the CAN frames. Programmers have to handle only the CAN frames and status information, they do not have to care more about the ASCII conversion in their applications. This API is supported in C/C++, C#, VB.NET, Delphi and LabVIEW.
• In Linux SocketCAN can be used as alternative to vs_can_api library. VScom CAN devices support standard Serial Line CAN (slcan) driver (see this FAQ).
• The NetCAN+ also supports CANFestival, an Open Source CANopen Framework. CANopen is a CAN-based higher layer protocol that is used in various application fields, such as medical equipment, offroad vehicles, maritime electronics, railway applications or building automation. CANopen unburdens the developer from dealing with CAN-specific details such as bit-timing and implementation-specific functions. It provides standardized communication objects for real-time data, configuration data as well as network management data.
• CANHacker, a tool for analyzing and transmitting frames on the CAN BUS, is included in the product package. This requires the Driver Mode.
• A set of Mapper DLLs simulates CAN hardware from other manufacturers. Users configure their system for those products or the NetCAN+ 110 adapter as a replacement. So existing software will use the NetCAN+ without replacing the application or modifying it.
 


Keywords: CAN Bus automotive CAN 2.0A CAN 2.0B ISO 11898 CANopen CANFestival Ethernet WLAN Bridge-Mode NET-CAN+ NETCAN+ Plus

Connect 2 separate CAN Bus lines by network bridge, adapter for PC. Some users spell NET-CAN as NETCAN. Also NET-CAN Plus is referred to as NET-CAN+.
Features

  • Connects a PC to CAN bus via Ethernet, WLAN and Internet
  • Supports CAN 2.0A and CAN 2.0B
  • CAN High Speed up to 1 MBit/s
  • New: Secure Remote Access by viaVPN
  • Wireless network IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • LAN 1000/100/10 Ethernet auto-detect
  • Remote Frame support, Listen only mode
  • CAN Bridge operation
  • Supports Windows 2000 to Server 2012, CE
  • Supports Linux (x86, x86-64, ARM)
  • Supports C/C++, C#, VB.NET, Delphi and LabVIEW
  • CANopen supported by CANFestival
  • Driver emulates serial port for easy access
  • Library (DLL) for standard access
  • ASCII conversion protocol via TCP/IP
  • Supports Bosch Busmaster Debugging
  • Metal case

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Specifications
CAN
  Speed
CAN High Speed (20kbit/s up to 1Mbit/s) for transmit/receive
  Signals
CAN_H, CAN_L, CAN_GND
  Connector
DSub9 male
  LED
CAN activity (Data), CAN Error
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Network
  Ethernet interface
Auto-detecting 1000BaseT/100BaseTx/10BaseT (GigaLAN)
Connector 8P8C (RJ45)
  Wireless interface
via internal module IEEE 802.11b/g/n operation in Access Point or Client Mode
  Connector type
SMA-Reverse for WLAN antenna
  Protocols
TCP/IP, Telnet, DHCP, ICMP, HTTP, SNMP v1/2c/3, DNS
  LED
Ethernet Link+Speed, WLAN
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Remote Access
  Connect via Internet
The system viaVPN provides secure and easy access to remotely installed devices. The installation is quickly done and provides convenient tools to get access from all locations
  Security
All connections use VPN-tunnels encrypted by SSL and AES-256. And even when remote access to a NetCom Plus Server is possible, this does not provide access to the network the Server is installed in.
  Firewall friendly
Access to the viaVPN Cloud Servers is done like https protocol in a browser. If web pages can be viewed from a location, access to the Cloud is also possible. No re-configuration of firewalls required.
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Operating Modes
  TCP Raw Server
Raw Data transfer over TCP/IP. Accepts multiple incoming connections.
  CAN Bridge
CAN networks are connected via TCP/IP (WLAN or Ethernet). A client connects to a Server, CAN frames received on one network are repeated on the other network.
  Driver Mode
VScom Driver for
Windows 2000, XP up to Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2000 up to 2008 R2
Driver Mode creates a virtual Com port.
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Special Features
  Installation
Configuration utility automatically finds NetCAN devices in the network
  Operating Mode
Automatic Mode switching between Driver and TCP Raw Server Mode.
  Configuration
Over Driver Panels, NetCOM Manager, WEB Browser, serial Console, Telnet, SNMP
  SNMP
special VScom MIB included
  DNS
Domain Name Server support
  Firewall
special precautions for Firewall environments in Driver Mode
  Firmware
Firmware update over WEB Browser, Telnet
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Security
  Password access
Every capabilities of configuration use the same password including SNMP V3
  Secure communication
OpenVPN tunnel provides security on WLAN and Ethernet. The tunnel protects the configuration as well as all serial data. It is also usable across the Internet. Strong encryption by SSL-AES up to 256 bit keys
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Driver and Software
  Library
Unified VSCAN API for simple access on all Vscom CAN products.
Supports Windows, CE, Linux (x86, x86-64, ARM) targets.
Supports C/C++, C#, VB.NET, Delphi and LabVIEW.
  Linux system
Supports SocketCAN (slcan driver) since kernel 2.6.38+
Also see this FAQ
  Compatibility
Mapper DLLs can simulate software interfaces of CAN adapters from other manufacturers.
  CANopen
The library CANFestival implements the CANopen functions. Provided examples show Master/Slave communication
  Speed
CAN Speed selectable up to 1 Mbit/s
  Transfer
ASCII coding mode
  CAN Modes
Standard Mode
Normal operation on CAN bus
Listen Mode
Passive receive of CAN Frames, neither ACK bits nor Error Frames are sent
Self Reception (Echo Mode)
For testing: Transmitted Frames are also received by the adapter
  Monitoring Tools
NetCAN+ and VSCAN API are supported by Bosch BUSMASTER
NetCAN+ is supported by CANHacker via Driver Mode
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Power and Environment
  Connector
3-pin Terminal Block with Protective Earth
  Power requirements
9 - 54V DC, 0.3A @ 12V, 4W
  Dimension
115×73×25 mm³ (W×L×H)
  Operating Temp
−20°C - 65°C
  Storage Temp
−20°C 85°C
  Case
SECC sheet metal (1mm)
  Weight
0.25kg
  Mounting
DIN-Rail (optional)
Wallmount (optional)
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Standards
  Declarations
CE, FCC
  EMI
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2: Limits of harmonic current emissions
EN 61000-3-3: Limitation of voltage changes
47 CFR FCC Part 15 Subpart B
  EMS (EN 55024)
EN 61000-4-3: Radiated RFI
EN 61000-4-4: Electrical Fast Transient
EN 61000-4-5: Surge
EN 61000-4-6: Induced RFI
EN 61000-4-8: Power Frequency Magnetic Field
EN 61000-4-11: Power supply dips
  ESD
EN 61000-4-2 4kV contact 8kV air for
CAN Bus Port
USB
Ethernet
DC Power connector
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Ordering Information
  429
NetCAN Plus 120 WLAN
  424
NetCAN Plus 110
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Options
  6679
Activate option viaVPN
  6031
Power supply adapter 12V DC, 1A
  6692
DK-NCP
DIN-Rail mounting kit
  6693
WK-NCP
Wallmount kit
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Packaging
  Packing list
NetCAN Plus 120 WLAN
Terminal block for Power Supply
Antenna
CD-ROM with Driver and configuration software
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