News and Events

SocketCAN Support for Kvaser Devices Updated

The recent release of Linux kernel 4.19 adds SocketCAN support for the latest generation of Kvaser devices. Support has been added for: •  Kvaser Leaf Pro HS v2 (EAN: 73-30130-00843-4) •  Kvaser Hybrid 2xCAN/LIN (EAN: 73-30130-00965-3) •  Kvaser Hybrid Pro 2xCAN/LIN (EAN: 73-30130-01042-0) •  Kvaser Memorator 2xHS v2 (EAN: 73-30130-00821-2) •  Kvaser Memorator Pro 2xHS v2 (EAN: 73-30130-00819-9) •  Kvaser … Read More

Kvaser-Sponsored Carnegie Mellon Racing Team Wins Big at Electric Car Competitions

The Carnegie Mellon Racing (CMR) team has had a huge year. In 2018, only the second year the team has had a competitive electric vehicle, CMR swept the two major collegiate electric vehicle competitions, bringing home first place overall at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) Electric Vehicle Competition, as well as first place ... Read More

CAN-Enabled Autonomous Agricultural Machinery at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

We like to keep up-to-date on applications of CAN in the fields of autonomous vehicles and agricultural machinery, but we’re really excited about one of our university partners who is working at the intersection of both fields, using the CAN bus to develop autonomous agricultural vehicles. Santosh K. Pitla, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Advanced ... Read More

Product Release: New Mini PCI Express Boards for Real-Time CAN & CAN FD Performance

  Kvaser announces a series of new Mini PCI Express interfaces with extremely low latency designed for real-time environments. Both single- and dual-channel interfaces communicate with the PC over the PCI Express system bus, allowing for excellent real-time performance and 1µs time-stamping. Supports both CAN and CAN FD. Available for sale now. Click through to the … Read More

CAN FD technology day in Prague

Kvaser Technical Associate Miroslav Macháček from Mach Systems s.r.o. will be speaking at CAN in Automation’s CAN FD day in Prague on 11th October 2018. His presentation, entitled ‘A Practical Bandwidth Comparison of CAN/CAN FD and Ethernet’, is part of a comprehensive introduction into CAN FD that is free for attendees – click here for ... Read More

Supporting CAN FD and the non-ISO version

CAN FD interfaces and data loggers come in two variants: products that implement Bosch's original protocol, which are referred to as ‘non-ISO CAN FD’, and those that comply with ISO standard 11898-2:2015, referred to as ‘CAN FD’. The difference between the protocols is that non-ISO CAN FD has no stuff-bit counter bits in the CAN-frame. ... Read More

Kvaser Software Release September 2018: Continued Python and Linux updates

Kvaser’s latest software release continues to expand Kvaser’s Python and Linux resources. Notable changes and additions include: Python canlib package (pycanlib): Continuous improvements and additions, such as event count estimation, script status and an API to access information about reader formats. Kvaser Driver for Windows SDK (kvlclib): Adds an API to access information about reader formats ... Read More

Running Python wrapper on Linux

This is an update of an older blog post and is now taking advantage of the Python canlib package v1.6 and later. Today we take a look at how to setup and send a CAN message using Kvasers Python package canlib. For this example we use the Kvaser USBcan Pro 2xHS v2, but any Kvaser ... Read More