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The protocol converter for EtherCAT® and CAN to XCP-on-Ethernet

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 XCP-on-Ethernet standard.
    • 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® CSM MiniModules
  • Numerous XCP-Gateways can be operated over one Ethernet switch
  • XCP-Gateway pro and 4S pro models include up to two CAN interfaces for the connection of CSM CAN measurement modules. Transmission of temperature information from CSM HV breakout modules via EtherCAT®
  • The XCP-Gateway 4S pro includes 4 ECAT inputs for large measurement setups with high data rates. Conversion to XCP-on-Ethernet is done at 1 GBit/s. Uses Precision Time Protocol (PTP) according to IEEE 1588 as the synchronization mechanism for all measurement chains. PTP can be done 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: