Kvaser BlackBird v2

EAN: 73-30130-00671-3
Price: USD 1,221.00

Kvaser BlackBird v2 is a high performance wireless (WLAN) communication link for the High Speed CAN bus. More powerful and versatile a WLAN solution than Kvaser's original BlackBird, Kvaser BlackBird v2 incorporates a new radio chip with up to 75% better range. 

The BlackBird v2's ability to leverage existing wireless infrastructure makes it ideal for replacing cumbersome cable, accessing hard-to-reach CAN networks, or for monitoring a CANbus while in motion. 

Major Features

  • WLAN version 802.11b/g/n.

  • IP65-rated for protection against water and dust.

  • Responds to increased market demand for iOS and Android API with a “device agnostic” HTTP-based REST API (more info on REST >>)

  • Up to 75% increased range.

  • Works in AdHoc and Infrastructure mode.

  • Lightweight but highly rugged aluminum housing.

  • Polyurethane cabling suitable for extreme environments.

  • Galvanic isolation of the CAN bus driver stage to protect the hardware.

  • Interfaces the CAN bus with a standard D-SUB connector.

  • Configured via USB connection.

  • Can be used as a wired interface.

  • Operating voltage CAN bus (7 - 40 V DC).

  • Messages are time-stamped and synchronized with a precision of 25 microsecond.

  • Supports High Speed CAN (ISO 11898-2).

  • Supports 11-bit and 29-bit identifiers.


  • 2-Year Warranty. See our General Conditions and Policies for details.



  • Documentation, software and drivers can be downloaded for free at www.kvaser.com/downloads.

  • Kvaser CANLIB SDK is a free resource that includes everything you need to develop software for the Kvaser CAN interfaces. Includes full documentation and many program samples, written in C, C++, C#, Delphi, and Visual Basic.

  • All Kvaser CAN interface boards share a common software API. Programs written for one interface type will run without modifications on the other interface types!

  • J2534 Application Programming Interface available.

  • RP1210A Application Programming Interface available.

  • On-line documentation in Windows HTML-Help and Adobe Acrobat format.


40-1000 kbps


Auto RX Buffers, Auto TX Buffers, On Board Buffer









Current Consumption

Typical values are: 370mA if powered from the USB (-5 V). 4.2W for single channel powered from the CAN bus.

Error Counters Reading


Error Frame Generation


Galvanic Isolation



20 mm




170 mm



Messages Per Second Receive

15000 mps

Messages Per Second Sending

15000 mps


Win XP, Win 7, Win Vista, Win 10, Win 8

Silent mode




Temp range

-40 - 70 °C

Timestamp R (µ)

25 µs


200 g


Kvaser Drivers for Windows

Windows drivers for all our CAN hardware. Please check the release notes for information on which Windows versions are supported. The package also contains a driver for a virtual CAN bus, for testing and evaluation when you don't have access to a physical CAN bus.

Version V5.26.679 Download

Kvaser DIADEM driver

This free driver for National Instrument's DIAdem supports all CAN hardware from Kvaser.

Version V4.1.0 Download

Kvaser Firmware Update Tool

Firmware Update tool for most Kvaser devices.

Version V4.15.682 Download
Development Kits and Tools

Kvaser CANlib SDK

Software development kit - everything you need to develop software for the Kvaser CAN and LIN interfaces. Libraries, header files, sample programs for e.g. C, C++, C#, Visual Basic and Delphi, documentation, and more. Note: you need to download and install the appropriate device drivers separately.

Version V5.26.679 Download

Kvaser LabView VI Library for CAN

Library for National Instrument's LabView. Version for all Kvaser CAN hardware.

Version V6.1.0 Download

Python module

The Canlib module is a Python wrapper for Kvaser CANlib SDK.

Version V1.8.812 Download

Kvaser CANKing

A free of charge, general-purpose CAN bus monitor. It works with all CAN interfaces from Kvaser and also with the virtual CAN bus.

Version V6.9.704 Download

Kvaser REST API Specification

Specification of the Kvaser REST API.

Version V2.0.181126 Download

Kvaser Remote Device Configuration XML Format

Description of the XML configuration format for Kvaser Remote devices.

Version V4.8.181126 Download


Kvaser Blackbird Configuration Tutorial (Part 1)

This tutorial demonstrates how to setup the Kvaser Blackbird wireless CAN interface. Includes configuration, security, and network connection.

Kvaser Blackbird Connect Tutorial (Part 2)

This tutorial describes how to connect a configured Kvaser Blackbird device to a computer.

Kvaser Blackbird v2

Kvaser BlackBird v2 is a powerful Wifi to CAN interface.



MathWorks uses a Kvaser Blackbird for race car telemetry

Christoph Hahn and Jose Avendano Arbelaez created a remote-control race car demo.

Blackbird v2 Introductory video is now online

See what the Kvaser Blackbird v2 can do for you by clicking the following link to Kvaser’s YouTube channel. Kvaser’s first class support team has also created complementary videos showing how to setup the Kvaser Blackbird wireless CAN interface - visit BlackBird Configuration Tutorial (Part 1) - and how to connect a configured Kvaser Blackbird ... Read More

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