Saelig Company has launched the X2E Automotive Ethernet Converter, which has been created mainly to convert Ethernet signals from a vehicle’s ECU to be suitable for connecting to a PC or data logger. The device converts data between 100/1000Base-T1 (OPEN Alliance BroadR-Reach) and 100/1000Base-T (standard Ethernet). It can also be employed elsewhere for any other industrial application where this conversion is required.
The converter also offers the functionality of a high-speed CAN transceiver. If there is no activity on the connected CAN bus, the device may enter a configurable sleep mode to decrease power consumption and wake up with resumed CAN bus activity.
The basic configuration setup is through DIP switch selection, with LEDs delivering information about the active status of the converter and the connected interfaces.
Supplied in a rugged 4.1” x 2.2” x 0.83” aluminium enclosure and powered from 6V to 28V, the device's maximum current consumption at 12V is 150mA, with a standby maximum of 1mA.