Software Installation

The Kvaser CANlib SDK supports both 32-bit and 64-bit programs under Windows and Linux. For more detailed information about supported platforms, please contact Kvaser Support.

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Hardware Installation

Refer to the Device's User Guide description on how to install.

Windows: Working devices should be listed in the Windows Device Manager under "CAN Hardware (Kvaser)"

After a successful driver and hardware installation, you can use the Kvaser Device guide application to check the firmware version of the device.

In the Control Panel, under "Hardware and Sound", you can open the Kvaser Device Guide application. The driver is working and communicating with the device if the device is listed under "Hardware" and the firmware version can be read.

A Remote Device (e.g. Ethercan Light) will not be listed in the Device Manager before a connection to the device has been established.

Linux: Run the list_devices example to verify that your hardware is correctly detected.

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