VH4110 - IoT Enabler
Open | Extendable | Plug-and-Play
VH4110 - IoT Enabler
Open | Extendable | Plug-and-Play

USB Router for Testing Smart Devices

For so-called smart devices a wide variety of wireless interfaces and protocols exist. These devices are being used in many areas, such as the automotive industry, medical technology and IoT applications. Testing these devices can be a challenge.

The VH4110 hardware - also called ‘IoT Enabler’ - connects your wireless smart devices under test locally, without an internet connection, to the CANoe development and test tool. The small, handy USB hardware is based on a commercially available Raspberry Pi 4B. In a typical test setup, the VH4110 hardware can serve as a router for IP-based communication between the CANoe host and the devices under test, which are connected to a local network via a (wireless) LAN, for example. In addition, devices with non-IP-based radio protocols can also be connected locally, such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or ZigBee.

Since the networking of the VH4110 hardware is only available to CANoe, the user does not need special network privileges or additional firewall filters. If a wireless protocol is not yet implemented in the device software supplied by Vector, users can add their own modifications to add proprietary network interfaces and devices.

 

Advantages

Open system

  • Supports a wide range of protocols
  • Flexibly adaptable to individual requirements
  • Linux-based operating system

Extendable

  •  4 USB ports allow connection of devices for wireless protocols
  • Wide range of protocols can be implemented individually

Plug-and-play

  • No driver installation or firewall filter required on the host PC
  • VH4110 can be run directly with CANoe or CANoe4SW

Application Areas

     

Test of smart devices via their wireless interfaces

  • Simply connect the VH4110 hardware to your Device Under Test (DUT) via a local connection only

  • Supported protocols: LAN/WLAN, ZigBee, BLE, and more

  • Many other protocols can be implemented. Connections for SPI, I2C, UART, and others also exist.


Test of devices with new as well as proprietary protocols

  • Extend the VH4110 hardware with new protocols that are not yet officially available
  • Implement your own protocols

Test of prototype hardware

  • Implement your own device drivers if required
  • The product design allows testing on different abstraction levels e.g., functional testing on application

Functions

The VH4110 IoT Enabler is designed to be very open and modifiable. The operating system is based on Linux and thus allows flexible adaptation to your needs. The control software for communication with CANoe is written in Python and is therefore easy to modify. Programs can also be implemented in other languages.
 

 

Schematic graphic: Example of a typical setup with the VH4110 hardware
Example of a typical setup with the VH4110 hardware: Access point/router and the device to be tested are part of the user’s setup. Wireless devices that enable communication with the router or via radio protocols, such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), are connected to the USB ports of the VH4110 hardware by the user.

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Technical Data

  VH4110 - IoT Enabler
Host interface
  • Interface type
  • USB current requirement
 
 
  • USB
  • Minimum 3 A
 
Power consumption (typical) 3 W
Temperature range (environment)
0 °C … +40 °C
 
The IoT Enabler is designed for reliable operation at normal room temperatures. Operation outside these areas is also possible. Always ensure a good ventilation.
Connectors
  • Available
  • In use
  • Not used/reserved for future applications
 
 
  • 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, RJ45 Ethernet
  • 1 x USB-C port, 1 x microSD card slot
  • 2 x microHDMI, 1 x 3.5 mm audio/video port, 1 x GPIO pin header
 
USB port specification Total summed device current should not exceed 1,200 mA. Each device should draw 600 mA at maximum.
System requirements
CANoe or CANoe4SW in version 15 or higher
Housing material Aluminum
Dimensions (LxWxH) Approx. 91 x 65 x 34 mm
Weight Approx. 210 g

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