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Whatever your data logging needs, Kvaser now has a Memorator to suit

Kvaser AB has expanded its series of high-speed CAN to USB interface and data loggers. The Kvaser Memorator 2xHS v2 (00821-2) is a dual channel, ‘intermediate level’ device that makes the perfect flight recorder due to its compact design. A step beyond the Kvaser Memorator Light (00513-6), our easy-to-use single channel data logger with no preconfiguration required, the Kvaser Memorator 2xHS v2 allows users to set up trigger points and filters that can be stored on a standard SD card, supplied with the device.

‘Connect and go’ – Kvaser’s Top CAN Troubleshooting Tools for Everyone’s Workspace

Widely used because it is perhaps the simplest solution to connect a CAN network to a PC, Kvaser’s ‘Leaf Light’ series of CAN interfaces now boast several application-specific connectors that expand its use beyond automotive, to marine, embedded and commercial vehicle diagnostics. The Kvaser Ethercan Light CAN to Ethernet interface extends this simple connection for [...]

Detecting Overflow Conditions with CANlib

When developing software applications that rely heavily on communication protocols, one of the key concerns is that the application is handling incoming data quickly enough that messages are not dropped.  This situation could be caused by the application spending too much time processing a message,  the application is paused waiting for user interaction, or the [...]

Intempora adds Kvaser compatibility to RTMaps, its multisensory development & execution environment

Kvaser is pleased to announce that Intempora has joined Kvaser’s TA network. Kvaser CAN interfaces and dataloggers can now be found as software components within Intempora’s RTMaps middleware, a modular environment for developing and testing real-time, multisensory applications such as ADAS, autonomous vehicles, robotic systems, UAVs and advanced HMIs. Initially developed by two PhD’s from [...]

Building for Raspberry Pi using distcc

Building locally on a Raspberry Pi can be slow. The most common way around this is to cross-compile, which is much quicker, but requires more setup.1 There is also a third alternative, distcc, which distributes the compilation to remote computers in a transparent manner. Setting up distcc is somewhat simpler compared to cross-compiling, but we [...]

Building CANlib (linuxcan) on Raspberry Pi

When compiling CANlib (linuxcan) on any Linux computer, you need to make sure that you are using the correct version of kernel header files. For example, on Ubuntu you can issue the command: sudo apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r) A Linux header package is currently not available on the Rasbian so instead you have to do some digging. It's [...]

Custom Channel Name

One of the new features in CANlib v5.17 is the addition of Custom Channel Name. On supported devices1, this gives you an opportunity to identify a specific device's channel. When starting Kvaser Hardware, a new row is shown as can be seen in Figure 1. We have not yet assigned any Custom Channel Name, and thus Kvaser Hardware shows [...]

Running Python wrapper on Linux

Today we take a look at how to setup and send a CAN message using Kvaser's new Python package canlib. For this example we use the Kvaser USBcan Pro 2xHS v2, but any Kvaser interface can be used. First step is to download and install Kvaser Linux Driver and SDK (the current version of CANlib is v5.18): $ [...]

J1939-13 Type II connection is now available

Alerting all those involved in industrial and heavy-duty applications. Kvaser has now released a Leaf Light HS v2 J1939-13 Type II with the characteristic green-coloured diagnostic socket. The 9-pin J1939-13 (Type II) compliant CAN connector is used for off-board connection to a vehicle’s SAE J1939 communication network and supports either 250 Kbps or 500 Kbps. [...]

Kvaser’s website gets more than a new look

If you are a regular visitor to, you’ll notice some big changes took place in August. Top of the list was some overall design refreshment, resulting in, among other benefits, a simplified click-through path to our products and those of our software partners.