Kvaser’s software does not get as much attention as our hardware, but it deserves to. The nature of software development is such that when it’s done properly, users don’t see it. Achieving this degree of invisibility requires investment: it may surprise you to know that our software development team is four times larger than our hardware design team.
In practice, our hardware and software development teams work side by side, sharing the same design ethos and mission: to achieve quality, reliability, and peace-of-mind for customers. This means that drivers and firmware are included in the price of your hardware, with all future updates provided at no extra cost.
Peace-of-mind for customers is achieved by making our products, including software, fully backwards-compatible. This helps future-proof your development efforts. For example, an application written in CANlib, our free SDK, is compatible with present and future hardware from Kvaser and can be used on another platform without modifications.