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XCP-Gateway is the interface between the data acquisition software (e. g. vMeasure, CANape®, INCA®, Vision® ...) and the EtherCAT® measurement modules from CSM. It includes an EtherCAT® master and an XCP-on-Ethernet slave.

From a software perspective, the XCP-Gateway serves as an XCP controller with numerous measured quantities. The measurement configurations of the connected measurement modules are written to a single A2L file.

CSM developed the XCP-Gateway for the ECAT MiniModule series and for measurement applications with many measurement channels and high measurement data rates. The "XCP-Gateway pro" versions feature up to two CAN interfaces, thus providing a basis for combined measurement setups with CAN- and EtherCAT®-based measurement modules from CSM. In addition, temperature information from CSM HV Breakout Modules can be transferred via EtherCAT® in the pro-versions.

Key features

  • Converter for EtherCAT® to standard protocol XCP-on-Ethernet; combining the advantages of data acquisition via EtherCAT® with the flexibility of the wide-spread standard XCP-on-Ethernet.
    • EtherCAT®: time synchronization of all measurement signals better than 1 μs
    • XCP-on-Ethernet: accuracy of measurement signal time stamps is 1 μs
  • Suited for up to 4.5 million data points per second (MS/s) per ECAT input, e.g. four measurement channels with 1 MHz.
  • Real-time master for EtherCAT® devices of the CSM MiniModule series
  • Numerous XCP-Gateways can be operated over one Ethernet switch.
  • XCP Gateway pro and 4S pro: Up to two CAN interfaces for the connection of CSM CAN measurement modules. Transmission of temperature information from CSM HV breakout modules via EtherCAT®
  • XCP Gateway 4S pro: 4 ECAT inputs for large measurement setups with high data rates. Conversion to XCP-on-Ethernet with 1 GBit/s. Use of PTP according to IEEE 1588 as synchronization mechanism to further measurement chains, optionally with global time synchronization via GPS.
XCP-Gateway Basic
XCP-Gateway Basic
XCP-Gateway pro
XCP-Gateway pro
XCP-Gateway 4S pro
XCP-Gateway 4S pro


Technical Data

Designation ECAT inputs Data rate (Ethernet) CAN inputs Temperature information
XCP-Gateway Basic 1 100 MBit/s    
XCP-Gateway pro 1 100 MBit/s    
XCP-Gateway 4S pro 4 1 GBit/s    

Housing variants

Designation Case Small (CS) Slide Case Small (SCS) Case Large (CL) Slide Case Large (SCL)
XCP-Gateway Basic        
XCP-Gateway pro        
XCP-Gateway 4S pro        



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  • Configuration software for CSM measurement modules (incl. documentation)
  • with visualization software CSMview
  • System requirements: (32- and 64-bit systems) Win7 / Win8 / Win10
  • Release notes

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