CAN Bluetooth Adapter

Wirelessly access CAN systems using a standard Bluetooth interface

CAN Bluetooth adapter

The VirtualSCADA® CANblue II is a versatile CAN-Bluetooth module that can be used in a wide range of applications using three operation modes.For service applications it enables e.g. the wireless access to CAN systems using the standard Bluetooth interface. Easily retrieve diagnostic data or change system configuration wirelessly. Using several CANblue II devices network segments can be networked among each other. This enables the reliable connection of rotating or moving parts, e.g. in wind turbines, as well as the bridging of larger distances between different sub-systems up to 200 meters. Failure-prone slip ring connections or expensive installations of large CAN lines can such be avoided. Bluetooth-based communication also offers significant advantages in terms of range and noise immunity, compared to traditional WLAN solutions.

The following modes are supported:

Bridge mode
The bridge mode allows the user to set-up a CAN-Bluetooth-CAN bridge by using two CANblue II devices. Message exchange occurs on layer 2 and is transparent. The device can also be used in systems with CANopen, DeviceNet or customer-specific protocols. CAN-ID filters can be set for data exchange via Bluetooth. Using more than 2 CANblue devices, multiple busses can be linked with each other.

ASCII/Binary protocol mode
In this mode, functions for transmitting and receiving CAN messages and for configuring the CANblue II are available to the user based on simple ASCII commands and optimized CAN binary messages. The CANblue II is ideal for "non-Windows" systems or embedded platforms.

PC operation mode with VCI driver support
Because it is supported by the VCI CAN driver, the CANblue II can be operated with all IXXAT tools and with customer-specified programs. In addition, wireless access to CAN systems via Bluetooth can be easily achieved with existing VCI-based application programs and tools.

User Manual (PDF 1.12 MB)

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Product Description

Ordering Part Number

CANblue II gateway (for usage with external antenna, not included)


External antenna Stub antenna with RPSMA plug, 90 degree tiltable.


External Antenna with magnetic foot 5ft (1.5m) cable and RP-SMA connectors


External Antenna with screwable foot 5ft (1.5m) cable and RP-SMA connectors

Quick start-up and connection
High transmission range
Low latency transmission
High data throughput
Flexible configuration options (combination of several CANblue II)

Bluetooth interface

Bluetooth specification V2.1 EDR, 600ft (200 m) max. transmission range


32-bit microcontroller

CAN controller

CAN 2.0 A/B

CAN bus interface

ISO 11898-2, Sub D9 plug according to CiA 303-1

Galvanic isolation

1 kV, 1 sec.

Voltage supply

9 - 30 VDC, 0.6 W

Temperature range

-40 ºF to +185 ºF (-40 ºC to +85 ºC)

Sending delay (average)

approx. 4 ms (in Shortest Latency Mode)

CAN performance at 1 Mbit

100% bus load


CE, FCC, Telec


Plastic housing with integrated antenna and mounting holes


3.20" x 2.52" x 1.02" (82 x 64 x 26 mm)