13. January 2021
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Compact, CAN Based Indicator Solution for Mobile Machines and Commercial Vehicles

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Würth Elektronik ICS Presents 6 Way Symbol Cluster CAN

Würth Elektronik ICS has complemented its product portfolio of human machines interfaces with a new, compact and easy to install symbol cluster with customizable front-end design. It can be used in commercial vehicles and mobile machines for indication of vehicle’s signals or additional functions.

Measuring 24 x 97 x 20 mm and weighing just about 20 g, the compact 6 Way Symbol Cluster CAN module fits easily into small vehicle or machine cabs. It can be operated in a voltage range of 8 to 32 VDC, and requires between 25 and 100 mA when in full use. The module has an operating temperature range of -30 °C to +80 °C.

The module offers 6 LEDs, a digital ‚low side‘ output and a digital input, all are freely addressable from the CAN bus. Thanks to the use of polyester membrane as a front layer, the symbols and colors can be customized, on demand.

Numerous Configuration Options

The CAN-based 6 Way Symbol Cluster can be configured using WE Flasher Tool, a configuration application from Würth Elektronik ICS which is used to upload the settings onto the device. Boot-up LED activation, CAN timeout behaviour and LED dimming/activation are amongst of the parameters that can be set. The 150 mA low-active output could be used to mute audio systems, activate buzzers or backlight a rocker switch. The 6 Way Symbol Cluster CAN can be easily integrated into an existing CAN network. This can be done using available signals, or used as a slave to an electronic control unit (ECU).

Thanks to fully programmable CAN communication with an 11- or 29-bit identifier, a freely configurable bit position for LED control and a selectable bus speed of 100/125/250/500/1000 kbps, the display module is well-suited for a wide variety of applications. A MPC3 connector with a mechanical lock on the back of the module assures a reliable connection.


Personalized Service and Advice

The 6 Way Symbol Cluster CAN is part of the WEcabin Solutions product line from Würth Elektronik ICS. WEcabin Solutions are high-quality HMI (human machine interface) solutions used to control and operate vehicle and comfort functions in mobile machines and commercial vehicles. Combined with our ICCS controllers and Central Electrical Units, they provide customers all the benefits of highly functional all-in-one solutions from a single source.

What truly sets the WEcabin Solutions product line apart is the service you receive with it, which includes standard personalized on-site support and advice. The team of field application engineers at Würth Elektronik ICS are there to assist customers when programming and configuring the products.


A MPC3 connector with a mechanical lock on the back of the CAN-based indicator solution assures a reliable connection.