dataTaker CANgate

  • 2 CANbus interface ports, 10 to 1000 Kbits/second
  • 1 RS-232 GPS port
  • 1 RS-232 Host port
  • Works with data logger or host PC
  • Supports ISO-15765-2 and J1939 protocols
  • Capture broadcast or request-only data
  • Small robust design
  • 10 – 30 VDC supply at < 150 mA



CANgate CANbus to Serial Converter

The dataTaker CANgate CANbus to Serial Converter filters and converts CAN (Controller Area Network) and GPS (Global Positioning System) data to serial ASCII data. It has been designed to capture the real-time data available on CAN and GPS networks (e.g. temperatures, RPM, brake/throttle settings, latitude, longitude, speed etc.) and pass that information on to either a dataTaker data logger or host computer system.

Two CAN interface ports are included, which allow connection of two independent CAN networks. CANgate’s versatile configuration options allow you to select the parameters of interest, apply statistical functions (average, minimum, maximum) and control the format in which data are returned. CANgate supports widely used protocols such as ISO-15765 and SAE-J1939, as well as raw CAN frames.

Many CAN networks are used in vehicle, transport and marine applications where positional information can be an important part of the data collected. CANgate includes a GPS interface to allow integration of the positional and other information available from GPS systems.

The dataTaker DeLogger™ host software application supports the use of CANgate in conjunction with the dataTaker DT80 range of data loggers. CAN and GPS parameters of interest may be selected from a predefined database of SAE J1939, OBD-II and NMEA-0183 (GPS) parameters. This database may be modified or extended by the user, allowing custom parameters and protocols to be supported. DeLogger allows easy integration of CAN and GPS data collected via CANgate with traditional analog and digital measurements.

When interfaced to a host computer system directly, CANgate can be configured by simple ASCII commands. This allows a terminal software application such as dataTaker DeTransfer or HyperTerminal to be used to configure and collect data from CANgate.


CAN Interfaces

2 independent CAN ports
Configurable Port Speeds: 10, 20, 50, 125, 250, 500 or 1000 kbit/s
Physical Layer Supported: ISO 11898-2 (High speed CAN, two wire)
Protocols Supported: Raw CAN; SAE-J1939; ISO-15765-2 based protocols e.g. J1979/ISO-15031-5 (Legislated OBD), ISO-14230-3 (manufacturer diagnostics)
Maximum broadcast parameters: 150
Maximum polled parameters: No Limit.
Statistical functions for broadcast parameters: Average, Minimum, Maximum.

GPS Interface

1 RS232 port
Configurable Port Speeds: 300,1200,2400,4800,9600,19200, 38400,
57600,115200 baud
Protocols Supported: NMEA-0183

Host (Data Logger/Computer) Interface

1 RS232 port
Configurable Port Speeds: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600,115200 baud
Flow Control: Hardware (RTS/CTS) or Software (XON/XOFF)
Protocols Supported: ASCII

LED indicators

CAN1 Data Receive
CAN2 Data Receive
GPS Data Receive
HOST Data Receive
HOST Data Transmit


1 DE9 male (Host) – standard PC/AT DTE pin-out
1 DE9 female (CAN1, CAN2, GPS, power)

Host Software

DeLogger supports use of CANgate with dataTaker DT80 range
of data loggers. Includes built in parameter databases for
J1939, OBD, NMEA-0183 and supports user developed custom
parameter databases.

Power Supply

External Input Range +10 to +30VDC
+5V power output (200mA max) is also provided, for powering
GPS modules

Power Consumption

Idle: 0.75W (15V 50mA)
Maximum: 3.75W (15V 250mA)

Physical and Environment

Construction: Anodised Aluminium
Dimensions: 57x95x27mm
Weight: 110g
Temperature Range: -20+70°C
Humidity: 85% RH, non-condensing

Accessories Included

DE9 to Screw Terminal Adaptor
DT80 communications cable (DE95 way screw terminal plug)
Host PC communication cable (DE9DE9)
Datataker double-ended screwdriver
Resource CD: Includes User’s Manual and Host Software
Getting Started Guide.