Industry leaders and definers since 1983
We began in the early 1980s to specialize in Distributed Embedded Control Systems. A few years later the Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol was published and the first CAN chip made available. Kvaser’s founders quickly recognised CAN’s many excellent features and understood the impact CAN would have on future embedded control systems. They made the strategic decision to dedicate Kvaser’s resources to producing CAN solutions, becoming one of the first companies to serve the now, almost ubiquitous, CAN industry.
With a mission to develop innovative CAN products tailor-made to meet the needs of engineers, Kvaser has amassed a broad spectrum of experience and expertise in CAN and related bus protocols. Our commitment to R&D investment and our strategic collaboration with other well-respected technology companies are among the factors that have led to Kvaser’s name becoming synonymous with CAN.
Our goals and commitment to our customers have remained the same throughout our company’s history. Kvaser’s aim is to be recognized as the leading provider of innovative and cost efficient CAN solutions. We strive to achieve this by listening to our customers and partners, understanding their problems and challenges, and focusing our innovative thinking and experience to help solve their needs.
1983 · Bosch began CAN development
1985 · Intel becomes involved in the project
1985 · Kvaser begins to focus on CAN technology
1988 · First CAN chip released
1990 · Kvaser’s CanKingdom higher layer protocol debuts
1994 · Kvaser’s CanKing free CAN bus monitor is launched
1996 · Our 1st generation WAVEcan wireless CAN link is released
1997 · We introduce our LAPcan PCMCIA CAN bus interface
1998 · Our second generation WAVEcan is unveiled
2000 · Kvaser Inc. opens in Mission Viejo, California
2001 · Kvaser releases USBcan, a USB CAN interface
2002 · Kvaser debuts Memorator datalogger and CAN interface
2003 · Development of our third generation WAVEcan begins
2005 · Kvaser Leaf family (USB to CAN and LIN) launched with MagiSync
2006 · Memorator Professional and USBcan Professional introduced
2007 · Our Linx CAN to J1597 and PCIEcan for PCI Express interfaces debut
2008 · Kvaser BlackBird WLAN/CAN interface released
2009 · Kvaser China opens in Shanghai, China
2010 · Kvaser launches Memorator Light
2011 · Kvaser launches the Eagle datalogger
2013 · Kvaser launches the Blackbird V2 Wireless interface and Mini PCI Express interface
2015 · Kvaser releases support of CAN FD
2016 · Kvaser updates it’s popular Memorator series of CAN catalogers
2017 · Kvaser launches Ethercan line of CAN-over-ethernet interfaces.
2017 · Kvaser introduces flexible CAN and LIN switching with the Hybrid product line
2018 · Kvaser releases radio-based Air Bridge CAN-to-CAN technology.
2019 · Kvaser launches DIN Rail series of CAN interfaces.
2019 · Kvaser opens office in Hong Kong