New PC-interface Features Four Channels for CAN-FD/CAN and LIN Connectivity

Press Release Summary:

  • CAN-IB 640/PCIe available with powerful onboard microcontroller system which is able to read, timestamp and filter large amounts of data in real-time
  • Network connection is done via two D-Sub 9 connectors which are galvanically isolated to protect the interface card and the connected PC system
  • Comes with extensive driver packages for Windows and Linux including SocketCAN

Original Press Release:

Powerful CAN-FD Multi-channel Ixxat PC-interface for Automotive Test Systems and Industrial Applications

HMS Networks now extends its Ixxat® PC-interface portfolio with the multi-channel interface CAN-IB 640/PCIe that offers four channels each for CAN-FD/CAN and LIN connectivity

Modern automotive systems and complex industrial applications often include several parallel CAN and CAN-FD networks which must be connected to test, monitoring, and/or control systems at the same time. With the multi-channel Ixxat® CAN-IB 640/PCIe interface, HMS makes network connectivity and integration straight-forward and cost-efficient for users. Featuring four channels for CAN-FD/CAN and LIN connectivity respectively, the CAN-IB 640/PCIe covers the needs of most applications with only one card. And, if even more connectivity is required, several CAN-IB640/PCIe cards can be operated in parallel – a feature supported by all Ixxat CAN interfaces, enabling smart and scalable networking for users.

Performance and intelligence in focus

The CAN-IB 640/PCIe is an active PC-interface with a powerful onboard microcontroller system, which is able to read, timestamp and filter large amounts of data in real-time. The network connection is done via two D-Sub 9 connectors, which are galvanically isolated to protect the interface card and the connected PC system.

Flexible and versatile connection to the customer PC-application

All Ixxat CAN interfaces come with extensive driver packages for Windows and Linux, including SocketCAN. The drivers allow easy and fast development of customer-specific applications, most notably since all Ixxat PCI-cards can be interfaced from the application in the same way. This enables very flexible and versatile switching between different types of Ixxat PC-interfaces, e.g. USB, PCIe, PCIe Mini, and Ethernet, without needing to adapt the customer application software each time. A simple monitoring tool for Windows is included in the scope of delivery, but HMS also offers numerous additional analysis and configuration tools for different purposes and use cases.

In addition to the proprietary driver packages, standardized APIs such as the J2534-Passthru or D-PDU API, are available as options, simplifying connectivity to 3rd party tools which use these standardized APIs.

Learn more about the new CAN-IB 640/PCIe and the offered tools at

About HMS Networks

HMS Networks is the leading independent supplier of solutions for industrial communication and the Industrial Internet of Things. HMS develops and manufactures products under the Anybus®, Ixxat® and Ewon® brands. Communication solutions for building automation are offered through the subsidiary Intesis. Development and manufacturing take place at the headquarters in Halmstad, and in Ravensburg, Nivelles, Igualada and Wetzlar. Local sales and support are handled by branch offices in Germany, USA, Japan, China, Singapore, Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, India, UK, Sweden, Finland, South Korea and UAE, as well as through a worldwide network of distributors and partners. HMS employs over 600 people and reported sales of SEK 1,366 million in 2018. HMS is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm, category Mid Cap, Information Technology

HMS Industrial Networks Inc.
120 Bedford Center Road, Ste 102
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 1-603-471-0800
Fax: +1-603-471-0800 ext. 101
HMS Industrial Networks
Stationsgatan 37, Box 4126
300 04 Halmstad, Sweden

Press Contact:
Anders Hansson
Phone: +4635172914

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