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Easy connection to CAN and CAN FD networks

CAN interfaces allow PC or embedded applications to access CAN networks with a unique variety of different interface standards. You select the interface that suits your application, performance requirements, or required unit costs.

1 x CAN (High-Speed)

With its simplyCAN adapter, HMS offers an easy and economical way to diagnose, configure, and commission devices and systems on CAN. simplyCAN can be easily integrated into customer applications using a straightforward API and requires no driver installation for operation. 

High performance

High data throughput combined with low latency using up-to-date technology. On-board data pre-processing, filtering, and accurate time-stamping.

Easy to implement

A powerful driver and programming packages for Windows, Linux, and real-time operating systems as well as higher layer API for CANopen.

Fits perfectly

Different form factors for desktop, industrial PC, mobile, and even wireless connection.

Uniform API

Easily switch between different PC interface types – no software adaptation required!

Active and passive

Available in low-cost passive or active variants with on-board controllers for data pre-processing.

Proven quality

Long-term availability plus high reliability due to the highest quality standards at development and production.  

Product Information

  • Inexpensive and easy to install – no driver installation required
  • Simple API interface for fast integration into customer applications
  • Optimised for diagnosis and commissioning of devices and systems with the CAN bus interface
  • Galvanic isolation prevents over-voltage damage

simplyCAN behaves like a standard serial USB device when connected to a USB port, the installation of a special driver under Windows 10 or Linux is therefore not required. For accessing the CAN functions of the simplyCAN adapter only a small number of functions is required, allowing easy and fast integration into customer applications.

simplyCAN comes with a simple monitoring tool for Windows and Linux, which can be used for commissioning of the adapter as well as for displaying messages in raw format and for sending individual messages.

PC bus interface USB 1.1 Full-Speed (12 Mbit/s)
Fieldbus connection according to CiA 303-1
CAN standard CAN high-speed, according to ISO11898-2 
CAN baudrates 10 kbit/s to 1 Mbit/s, only CiA recommended bit rates
are supported: 10, 20, 50, 125, 250, 500, 800, 1000
Galvanic isolation 800 V DC / 500 V AC for 1 min
Power supply Via USB, 5 V DC/100 mA
Operating temperature -20°C … 70°C
Protection class IP40
Certification CE
Dimensions 80 x 50 x 22 mm
Weight Approx. 100 g
Supported operating systems simplyCAN is tested on Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit) and Windows 10 (64 bit), 
Ubuntu 14.04 on Linux kernel version 4.4 as well as Ubuntu 18.04 on Linux kernel version 4.15 on Intel/AMD processors.
ARM based processors are not supported.
  • Ixxat simplyCAN USB adapter

The following is available via download from the webpage:

  • User manual
  • simplyCAN bus monitor for Windows and Linux
  • Programming examples
  • Programming API
  • Installation file setup.bat (necessary for Windows 7)
simplyCAN 1.01.0001.12001

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Our expertise lies in establishing, maintaining, and leveraging plant data for business benefit. Through our innovative solutions, we work alongside you to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and reduce costly downtime.


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