The CAN-LIN Gateway ECU is an electronic control unit that features up to two CAN/CAN FD channels, a LIN channel, and several multi-purpose digital/analogue inputs and outputs.

The control unit is fully configurable and can be used as a stand-alone data converter between a CAN/CAN FD network and a LIN bus, or as a remote I/O module to interface sensors and actuators to CAN and LIN systems. The control unit supports both SAE J1939 and raw CAN protocols, and is suitable for mobile and stationary applications in harsh automotive and industrial environments.

CAN-LIN Gateway ECU Data Sheet

  • Data conversion between CAN, CAN FD and LIN buses
  • One CAN channel
  • One optional CAN FD channel
  • One LIN channel
  • SAE J1939 support
  • Configurable frame and data routing between channels
  • Up to seven multi-purpose inputs and outputs with current measurement
  • Configurable I/O mapping onto CAN or LIN frame data
  • PC tool for easy configuration
  • Waterproof automotive-grade ECU
  • Suitable for 12 V and 24 V systems
  • ECE-R10 (E1) approval (planned for 2021/Q4)
  • Customisation on request
Usage Examples:
    • CAN-LIN bridge
    • CAN – CAN FD gateway
    • Remote I/O ECU
    • Universal SAE J1939 ECU

The ECU Configurator (p/n: GW-ECU-CONFIG-TOOL) PC application allows to easily configure the ECU over CAN bus. The user can set ECU’s mode, communication channels’ parameters, inter-channel frame conversion (frame mappings), and I/O mappings. The configuration is stored in the device’s non-volatile memory.

The CAN-LIN Gateway is available in several variants that offer combinations of single-CAN / dual-CAN (CAN FD supported), with/without CAN termination, and automatic wake-up and sleep based on CAN bus activity / control over the ignition switch (KL15) input signal.

Technical Specification
Communication Channels
CAN CAN 2.0B (baud rates: 125 / 250 / 500 / 1000 KBaud)
Wake-up capable
Bus termination: optional (see Ordering Information)
LIN LIN v2.2a – ISO 17987 (baud rates: 9600 / 10417 (SAE J2602), 19200 Baud), supports both Master and Slave, and Classic/Enhanced checksums;
User-configurable LIN Master’s scheduler
CAN FD ISO CAN FD (baud rate up to 8 MBaud): optional

Bus termination: optional

see Ordering Information

CAN bus protocols SAE J1939, Raw CAN
Inputs and Outputs
Number of channels 4 – 7 (see Ordering Information)
Channel mode Configurable: Analogue/digital input, HSD output
Analogue inputs 0 – 30 V, 12-bit ADC, sample rate 10 ms
Digital inputs Configurable voltage threshold
Digital outputs HSD with short-circuit protection and current measurement;
PWM capable
Max. current 1.5 A per channel (2 A in total for IO1-4 and IO5-IO7)
Mapping Inputs and outputs can be mapped onto LIN and CAN frame data bytes
Electrical and Mechanical
Input voltage 7 – 30 V DC
Power consumption Operation: 0.04 A @ 12 V (+20 °C)

Sleep: 40 µA @ 12 V (+20 °C)

Power management Options (see Ordering Information):

·        Automatic wake-up and sleep based on CAN bus activity

·        KL15 (Ignition switch) signal

MCU 16-bit Automotive DSP
Firmware Firmware update over CAN bus
Connector 12-pin Molex MX150
Mating connector: Molex 33472-1201 (p/n: GW-ECU-CONNECTOR-12p)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 130 x 75 x 43 mm
(5.12” x 2.95” x 1.69” in)
Weight 175 g (0.386 lb)
Operating temperature -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F)
Ingress Protection IP67
Certifications and Tests
Road vehicles ECE-R10 (E1) approval
(planned for 2021/Q4)
Transient pulses ISO 7637-2
ESD EN 61000-4-2
Vibrations EN 60068-2-27
EN 60068-2-64








User Configuration
ECU modes
  • Communication gateway: Configurable bi-directional frame mapping between CAN and LIN channels, digital and analogue inputs and outputs mappable onto CAN or LIN data frames.
  • SAE J1939: ECU’s inputs and outputs are available over PGNs. Dynamic addressing and DM1 supported.
Communication channel parameters CAN and CAN FD: Baud rate, sample point

LIN: Baud rate, Checksum type, Master/Slave, scheduling table for LIN Master

Configuration User’s configuration is stored in the ECU’s non-volatile memory.
PC application ECU Configurator Tool (p/n: GW-ECU-CONFIG-TOOL) is a Windows application that allows to easily configure the ECU over CAN bus.


Mechanical Drawings

Units: mm


Molex MX 150 Pin Function Note
Pinout Type A Pinout Type B  

Front view

1 IO1 IO1 optionally KL15 (see Ordering Information)
2 IO2 IO2
3 IO3 IO3
4 IO4 IO4
5 IO5 CAN2_H
6 IO6 CAN2_L
7 VBat VBat KL30
8 Gnd Gnd KL31
10 CAN1_L CAN1_L
11 LIN1 LIN1
12 IO7 IO7

Ordering information
Product Number CAN Channels LIN Channel I/O Wake-up Pinout Type
(CAN 2.0B)
On-board Termination CAN1 KL15
CAN-LIN-GW-ECU-term-KL15 6 A
Product number Description
GW-ECU-CONFIG-TOOL PC configuration tool (without a Kvaser interface)
GW-ECU-CONFIG-TOOL-KVASER-IF PC configuration tool including a CAN-USB Kvaser Leaf v3 interface
GW-ECU-CONNECTOR-12p Mating connector including 12 female terminals

(Molex 1 pc 33472-1201 and 12 pcs 33012-2002)

GW-ECU-HARNESS-12p-1m Cable harness with 12-pin connector for development and prototyping; length 1 m
Product Images

ECU Configurator Application