The M-Flex CAN Bridge is a two-channel CANbus bridge for interconnecting two
CANbus networks. Each channel has two pins for CANH and two pins for CANL. This
allows the bridge module to act as a node on each network while also serving as
a bridge between networks. Alternatively, if the bridge is at the end of a network,
the extra set of pins can be populated with a terminating resistor. A key feature
of the M-Flex CAN Bridge is the ability to filter messages passed between the two
networks. The bridge has 20 filters available for each channel that can be configured
to pass or block messages based upon the entire CAN ID, J1939 PGN or J1939
Source Address. This provides a simple, efficient means of bus load management.
The baud rates and filters are configured using Marlin’s M-Flex CAN Bridge User
Interface software that is available for download. Optionally, Marlin can program
your default configuration into modules prior to shipment.
The M-Flex CAN Bridge was designed specifically for severe duty, outdoor mobile
applications. Typical applications include the construction, turf care, agriculture,
utility, marine, military, and outdoor power equipment markets.