Bus Transceivers for CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay and J1708
The Vector network interfaces have a flexible connection to the respective bus system via interchangeable bus transceivers. The user has the choice of several bus transceivers for CAN, CAN FD, LIN, J1708 and FlexRay bus systems.
The transceivers are available either as piggyback boards "piggies" or ready integrated in the cable as so-called "cabs".
A Piggyback implements the interconnection of the network interface to a specific bus (e. g. CAN/LIN/IO/FlexRay) by the use of various transceivers. It is inserted in the network interface and can be replaced according to the bus requirements.
CANcabs are designed for use with CANcardXL/CANcardXLe and implement the interconnection of the network interface to a specific bus (e. g. CAN/LIN/IO) by the use of various transceivers. They are connected to CANcardXL/CANcardXLe and can be changed according to the bus requirements.
The TWINcab merges two CANCabs in one and is designed for use with CANcardXLe. One TWINcab offers two channels. The channel numbers are either 1/3 or 2/4 depending on the used connector on the CANcardXLe. If two TWINcabs on one CANcardXLe are being used, four channels are available at the same time. (The TWINcabs cannot be used with CANcardXL.)