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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.

2 x CAN (High-/Low-Speed), LIN

With up to two CAN High-Speed channels, one CAN Low Speed channel, and a LIN channel, depending on the device variant, a wide variety of applications can be addressed by the USB-to-CAN V2 – in both the industrial and the automotive sectors.

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

  • Cost-effective and extremely versatile
  • Common driver interface for easy exchange of the PC interface type
  • For industrial and automotive applications
  • Galvanic isolation optional

The USB-to-CAN V2 is available in different variants. In the USB-to-CAN V2 compact variant, the CAN connection is implemented as a D-SUB 9 plug or alternatively as an RJ45 connector. For devices with two CAN interfaces, these are implemented as RJ45 connectors. Adapter cables to sub-D9 plugs are included with the devices. 

The IXXAT USB-to-CAN V2 embedded is designed without housing, with or without a slot board, and adapted USB cable for installation into a computer. Additional options include galvanically isolated CAN interfaces, bulk variants, and support for ISO 11898-3 low-speed CAN and LIN.

LIN (Automotive variant)

LIN communications are supported in either LIN master or LIN slave mode. As LIN slave, the interface responds automatically to master requests it receives. The response data is updated through the PC API using a buffer. In master mode, the master calls are processed by the PC application. Incoming LIN messages are forwarded to the application with a timestamp, master request, response, and status information.

By using powerful hardware and connecting over USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 MBit/sec), the USB-to-CAN V2 interfaces achieve very high data throughput with minimum latency and low power consumption. This allows them to provide the reliable, loss-free transmission and receipt of messages in CAN networks at high transmission rates and busload. The messages are also time-stamped and can be filtered and buffered directly in the USB-to-CAN V2.

Due to its extremely interesting price and compact size, the USB-to-CAN V2 interface is ideal for use in series products and in combination with the canAnalyser for development, service, and maintenance tasks.

Its newly developed, rugged housing permits easy customer-specific adaptation (custom design/brand labeling).

PC bus interface USB 2.0, Hi-Speed
Microcontroller 32 bit
CAN controller Internal; CAN 2.0 A/B
CAN baudrates 10 kBit/s … 1 Mbit/s
CAN high-speed transceiver TI SN65HVD251D
CAN low-speed transceiver (1) TJA1055T
LIN transceiver (1) TJA1020
LIN protocol (1) V1.3 and V2.0
LIN baudrate (1) max. 20 kBaud
Galvanic isolation 1000 VDC for 1 sec
500 VAC for 1 min. 
Power supply 5 V, max. 500 mA via USB port
Temperature range -20°C … 70°C
Fieldbus connection according to CiA 303-1
Certification CE, EN 55022:2010, EN61000-6-1:2007
  • USB-to-CAN V2 interface in the compact, embedded, professional, or automotive variant
  • 2 x RJ45 to Sub-D9 adapter cable (only USB-to-CAN V2 professional/automotive)
  • Manual
  • CAN driver VCI for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Simple “canAnalyser Mini” CAN bus monitor
Variants /
LIN ports Fieldbus
RJ45 Order number
compact 1 X X 1.01.0281.12001
1 X X 1.01.0281.12002
1 X 1.01.0281.11001
embedded (1) 1 X X 1.01.0282.12001
professional 2 X X
(incl. D-SUB 9
adapter cable)
automotive 2 (2) 1 1 (3) X X (incl. D-SUB 9
adapter cable)

(1) PC installation via slot board and internal USB cable
(2) One channel via software between ISO11898-2 and ISO11898-3 switchable
(3) LIN master / slave mode via software switchable

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