PCAN-Wireless Gateway
CAN to WLAN-Gateway

PCAN-Wireless Gateway with D-Sub connectors
IPEH-004020 € 300,00
PCAN-Wireless Gateway with automotive connector
IPEH-004020-A € 300,00

All prices are plus the at present valid value added tax!


The PCAN-Wireless Gateway allows the connection of different CAN busses over IP networks. CAN frames are wrapped in TCP or UDP message packets and then forwarded via the IP network from one device to another. The PCAN-Wireless Gateway provides one WLAN connection and two High-speed CAN interfaces. The module is supplied in a plastic case with two D-Sub connectors or a Tyco automotive connector.

The configuration of the device is done via a comfortable web interface. Besides providing a variety of status information, the website can directly manage settings for the device itself, communication interfaces, and message routing.

Technical Specifications

  • ARM9 Freescale iMX257 with 16 kByte Level 1 Cache and 128 kByte internal SRAM
  • 256 MByte NAND Flash and 64 MByte DDR2 RAM
  • Linux operating system (version 2.6.31)
  • CAN bus connection via D-Sub, 9-pin (in accordance with CiA® 303-1) or via automotive connector, 12-pin (Tyco)
  • Reboot and reset of the device to factory defaults with a reset button
  • Wake-up function using CAN bus or separate input
  • Configuration of the network interfaces and the message forwarding through a web interface
  • Plastic casing with flange, dimensions: 130 x 110 mm
  • LEDs for device status, WLAN, and power supply
  • Voltage supply from 8 to 30 V
  • 5-Volt supply to the CAN connection through a solder jumper, e.g. for external bus converter (only for IPEH-004020)
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F)

Wireless properties

  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • Internal chip antenna
  • Data transmission using TCP or UDP

CAN properties

  • Two High-speed CAN channels (ISO 11898-2)
  • Bit rates from 40 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
  • TJA1041 CAN transceiver
  • Compliant with CAN specifications 2.0A and 2.0B


The configuration of the gateways is done via a web interface. Therefore, the module must be connected to the PC via LAN or WLAN according to the model. Afterwards, a common web browser is suitable to access the device. The device‘s web interface opens and displays public information about the device status and the message forwarding. In order to configure the device, a login on the website is required. Depending on the hardware, different settings are available.

Functions of the Web Interface

  • Display of status information about the communication interfaces and the message forwarding
  • Definition of the public visibility of status information
  • Import and export of device configurations
  • Reset of the device configuration to factory defaults
  • Comfortable software updates
  • Scan of the IP network for further available PCAN-Gateways for an easier establishment of routes
  • Layout automatically adjusts for mobile devices
  • Rebooting the device via the website
  • Integrated help pages

CAN channel settings:

  • Selection of bit rates up to 1 Mbit/s from a preset list
  • Setup of user defined bit rates via register values
  • Status switching of the listen-only mode

WLAN interface settings:

  • Set the WLAN operating mode to Infrastructure (Client), Ad-Hoc, or Access Point
  • Automatic or manual setup of the device‘s IP address (IPv4) and the subnet mask
  • Connection to the wireless network
  • Configuration of the network encryption

Setup and management of the message forwarding:

  • Setup of the message forwarding between a CAN channel and LAN/WLAN (or vice versa)
  • Selection of the participating CAN channel
  • Definition of the LAN/WLAN station according to the IP address and the port
  • Selection of the transfer protocol TCP or UDP
  • Enabling, disabling, and editing of existing routes
  • Disabling the PCAN-Gateway Handshake to allow the connection to other devices

Properties of the message filtering:

  • Creating and managing filters via a new section of the web interface
  • Creating Filters with different options:
    • Filtering messages with 11-bit or 29-bit IDs
    • Support of range and mask filters
    • Optional inversion of the filter range
  • Assigning a filter to multiple routes

Devices with WLAN interface can be operated in Ad-Hoc mode and in Access Point mode from software version 2.5.0. Therefore, no additional access point is required for the connection of two PCAN-Wireless Gateway (DR) over WLAN.

Scope of supply

  • PCAN-Wireless Gateway in plastic casing
  • IPEH-004020: Mating connector for voltage supply
  • IPEH-004020-A: Tyco mating connector including crimp contacts
  • Manual in PDF format
  • Printed quick start guide


PCAN-Wireless Gateway package

This package is used to update the software and configuration website of the PCAN-Wireless Gateways (IPEH-004020 and IPEH-004020-A).

PCAN-Wireless Gateway manual

PCAN-Gateway developer documentation

PCAN-Gateway quick start

Virtual PCAN-Gateway setup

This is the PEAK-System installation package for device drivers and tools for Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (32/64-bit).

Please note: Select the Virtual PCAN-Gateway from the available options during the installation.

Virtual PCAN-Gateway manual


Additional information on other pages:

PCAN-Gateway version history
PEAK-System Forum: Section for the PCAN-Wireless Gateway for questions and support
YouTube: With short video tutorials, we demonstrate how to use the PCAN-Gateways