Kvaser launches four channel PCI Express to CAN card that is our fastest yet

04/06/2015 by Kvaser

Kvaser AB has introduced the Kvaser PCIEcan 4xHS, a highly integrated, high speed controller area network (CAN) network card that adds four high speed CAN channels to any standard computer board with PCI Express capability. Offering silent mode, error frame detection/generation and an on-board buffer, this small form factor add-on board fits many embedded data acquisition systems and is CAN-FD ready.

Commented Lars-Berno Fredriksson, president of Kvaser AB: “The Kvaser PCIEcan 4xHS is by far our fastest network card ever. With an in-house developed CAN-controller, implemented in an FPGA, no compromises have been made in terms of message speed.”

The Kvaser PCIEcan 4xHS has an average response time of 45 µs. An onboard buffer ensures that there is no risk of the card ‘dropping’ messages, meaning that the Kvaser PCIEcan 4xHS is as robust as it is responsive. This is very useful in ‘ping-pong protocols’ such as firmware updates.

This is a low profile card (86 x 69mm) that is fully compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000 and DeviceNet. With a wide operating temperature of 0oC to +85oC and galvanically isolated CAN bus drivers, it is designed for standard and industrial computers alike.

Kvaser’s PCIEcan boards are supported by device drivers and program examples for Windows and Linux. All Kvaser CAN interface boards share a common software API, Kvaser CANLIB, that is free to download. Kvaser CanKing, a general purpose interactive CAN bus monitor, can also be download free of charge from our web site.




About Kvaser:

With 30 years of CAN development experience and more than 60 CAN-to-PC related products to its name, Kvaser AB (www.kvaser.com) is the CAN expert, bringing its deep knowledge in the field of CAN to industries that include Automotive, Avionics, Building Automation, Domestic Appliances, Hydraulic Equipment, Industrial Automation, Maritime, Medical, Military, Railway, Telecoms and Textiles.

A powerful and easy to use API that is common to all Kvaser interfaces has made Kvaser products popular among systems, as well as tool designers. Meanwhile, end users value Kvaser’s high quality, reliability and comprehensive third party support. OEM versions of Kvaser products are also available, making a cost efficient alternative to in-house development for many companies.

Kvaser is headquartered in Mölndal, Sweden, with regional offices in Mission Viejo, CA in the United States, and in Shanghai, China. Kvaser AB also has a global network of highly knowledgeable Qualified Sales Representatives and Technical Associates. To find the nearest Kvaser supplier to you, please visit www.kvaser.com