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The PEAK CAN-USB adapter makes it possible to convert any computer USB port to a CAN bus. Galvanic isolation of up to 500V between a host-PC/Laptop and CAN signals is achieved with the help of an integrated DC/AC converter. The CAN BUS is connected to a 9-pin SUB-D plug according to CiA® standard recommendation DS 102-1. The LED integrated in the housing shows the operating state of the PCAN-USB.

The PCAN-USB package includes device drivers for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (32/64Bit), the PCAN-Basic API, and the PCAN-View CAN monitor software. Linux drivers are also available.

Note: The x64 drivers work with the interface DLLs pcan_usb.dll from version 1.52 or higher. For applications that were build with the API of the canapi2.dll, interface DLLs from version 2.49.5 or higher are required. Files available in the Downloads Tab.


  • Interface in compact plastic casing
  • Transfer rates up to 1 Mbit/s
  • Compliant with CAN specifications 2.0A (11-bit ID) and 2.0B (29-bit ID)
  • CAN bus connection via D-Sub, 9-pin (to Ci 102)
  • NXP SJA1000 CAN controller, 16 MHz clock frequenc
  • 82C251 CAN transceiver
  • Hardware can be reset via software
  • 5-Volts supply to the CAN connection can be connected through a solder jumper, e.g. for external transceiver
  • Voltage supply through USB bus
  • Optional galvanic isolation on the CAN connection up to 500 V

Whats Included?

  • PCAN-USB in plastic casing
  • Device drivers for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP;and Linux
  • PCAN-View CAN monitoring software
  • PCAN-Basic programming interface consisting of an interface DLL, examples, and header files for all common programming languages
  • Manual in PDF format

Optionally Available

  • Single channel (IPEH-002021)
  • Single channel with galvanic isolation up to 500 V (IPEH-002022)

Technical Details

Interface CAN Power Environment Mechanical
CHANNELS: 1 SPECIFICATION: ISO 11898-2; 2.0A (standard format) and 2.0B (extended format) SUPPLY VOLTAGE: +5 V DC (via USB) OPERATING TEMPERATURE: -40 C to 85 C (-40 F to 185 F) HOUSING: plastic casing
CAN: D-Sub 9 pin - CiA 102 BIT RATE: 5 kbit/s - 1 Mbit/s POWER CONSUMPTION: max. 200 mA STORAGE TEMPERATURE: -40 C to 100 C (-40 F to 212 F) IPEH-0020021: 75 x 43 x 22 mm DIMENSIONS (L x W x H)
PC: USB Standard A - USB 1.1 compatible to USB 2.0 CONTROLLER: NXP (Philips) SJA1000T IPEH-0020021: D-Sub pin 1/pin 9; 5 V, max. 100 mA HUMIDITY: 15% to 90% (non-condensing) IPEH-0020022: 87 x 43 x 22 mm DIMENSIONS (L x W x H)
TRANSCEIVER: NXP (Philips) PCA82C251 IPEH-0020022: D-Sub pin 1; 5 V, max. 50 mA EMC: EN 55024:2003-10; EN 55022:2008-05; EN directive 2004/108/EG
GALVANIC ISOLATION: up to 500 V (IPEH-0020022 only)

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