Kvaser PCIEcan HS v2

EAN: 73-30130-00866-3
Price: USD 457.00

Kvaser PCIEcan HS v2 is a highly integrated, high speed controller area network (CAN) card that adds a single high speed (ISO 11898-2) CAN channel to any standard computer board with PCI Express capability. At 86 x 69 mm, this has a smaller form factor and lower profile than the Kvaser PCIEcan HS.

Offering silent mode, error frame detection/generation and an on-board buffer, this add-on board fits many embedded data acquisition systems and is CAN FD compliant.

Feature List:

• Standard (PCIe-x1) PCI Express interface.

• Quick and easy plug-and-play installation.

• Supports High Speed CAN (ISO 11898-2) up to 1Mbit/s.

• Supports CAN 2.0 A and 2.0 B (active). 

• Supports CAN FD up to 8Mbit/s (with proper physical layer implementation).

• Low profile card allows ultra-compact systems.

• Includes low and high profile brackets.

• Implements Kvaser’s CAN IP in an FPGA, resulting in high max message rate.

• Yellow LED indicates when a CAN message was received or sent.

• Fully compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000 and DeviceNet.

• Fully compatible with applications written for other Kvaser CAN hardware with Kvaser CANlib.

• Supports silent mode for analysis tools – listens to the bus without interfering.

• Detection and generation of error frames and remote frames.

• Designed for standard and industrial computers.

• Galvanically isolated CAN bus drivers.

• Extended operating temperature range from -40 to 85°C.


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


• Free Technical Support on all products available by contacting [email protected]


• 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, Java, Python 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.


50-1000 kbps









Current Consumption

“Typically 700 mW idle plus max 150 mW per channel, i.e. max 850 mW for a single channel interface. Only uses 3.3 V.”

Error Counters Reading


Error Frame Generation


Galvanic Isolation



20 mm


PCI Express


86 mm

Messages Per Second Receive

20000 mps

Messages Per Second Sending

20000 mps


Linux, Win 7, Win Vista, Win 10, Win 8

Silent mode




Temp range

-40 - 85 °C

Timestamp R (µ)

1 µs


48 g


Kvaser Linux Drivers and SDK

Linux drivers and SDK for most Kvaser devices.

Version V5.30.995 Download

Kvaser DIADEM driver

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

Version V4.1.0 Download

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 V5.30.995 Download
Development Kits and Tools

Python module

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

Version V1.12.251 Download

Kvaser LabView VI Library for CAN

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

Version V19.3.0 Download

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 V5.30.995 Download

PCIEcan HS v2 Users Guide

User Guide for PCIEcan HS v2

Version V3.2.191008 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 V6.13.862 Download