CAN to ASCII Gateway
The dataTaker CANgate CAN to ASCII gateway 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.