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Kvaser USBcan II HS/HS


Product is no longer available.

NOTE: This product has been discontinued by the manufacturer as of 09/30/2015. The Kvaser USB-CAN Light 2*HS or the Kvaser USBcan Pro 2xHS v2 are the suggested replacements.

Kvaser's USBcan II is a dual-channel CANbus interface adapter featuring a standard USB 1.1 connection which is upward compatible with USB 2.0. This CAN-to-USB interface has an auto-transmit function for placing messages on the CANbus at set intervals.

This adapter comes in different configurations whereas the first CAN channel is for high-speed CAN, with the second CAN channel providing a second high-speed connection (part# KV-00159-6). 

  • The Kvaser USBcan II provides a dual channel CAN bus interface through a standard USB interface.
  • The USBcan II can be ordered with two high-speed channels, with one high-speed and one low-speed or with one-high speed and one single-wire CAN.
  • Kvaser USBcan II is a fl exible way of communicate with the CAN bus through a desktop PC or laptop.
  • The USBcan II device is a USB 1.1 device. It also works with USB 2.0 in full-speed mode, i.e. 12 Mbit/s.
  • It contains the powerful M16C microcontroller from Mitsubishi with two built-in CAN controllers.
  • It handles CAN messages with 11 bit (CAN 2.0A) as well as 29 bit (CAN 2.0B) identifiers.
  • Remote frames can be sent and received without restrictions.
  • USBcan II can detect and generate error frames on the CAN bus.
Property Value
The information herein is subject to change without notice.
Galvanic Isolation No
Bitrate 0-1000 kbit/s
Channels 2
Current Consumption 5V and ca. 130mA if powered from the USB side. Ca. 850mW (9 – 30V DC) if powered from the CAN bus connector
Connectors DSUB 9
Silent mode Yes
Error frame generation Yes
Error frame detection Yes
Weight 150 grams
Timestamp resolution (µs) 30 µs
On board buffer Yes
Maximum message rate, send 6000
Maximum message rate, receive 12000
Sound No
Clock synchronization N/A
Dimensions (WxLxH) 50x90x25 mm (2.0x3.5x1.0in.)
Material PC-ABS
OS Win XP, Linux, Win 7, Win Vista, Win 10, Win 8
Kvaser USBcan II HS/HS Datasheet
Kvaser Userguide USBcanII
Userguide for USBcan II
Version V8.2.0
Kvaser USBcan Comparison Table
Kvaser USBcan Product Comparison Table
Kvaser USBcanII Firmware
Firmware update for USBcan II (plastic housing).
Version V3.7.115
Python module
The Canlib module is a Python wrapper for Kvaser CANlib SDK.
Version V1.17.748
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 V5.35.477
Kvaser LabView VI Library for CAN
Library for National Instrument's LabView. Version for all Kvaser CAN hardware.
Version V19.3.0
Kvaser DIADEM Driver
This free driver for National Instrument's DIAdem supports all CAN hardware from Kvaser.
Version V4.1.0
Kvaser Drivers for Windows
Windows drivers for all our CAN hardware. Please check release notes for information on which Windows versions are supported. It also contain a driver for the virtual CAN bus.
Version V5.35.477
Kvaser CANKing
A free of charge general-purpose CAN bus momnitor. Works with all CAN interfaces from Kvaser. Windows 200 and later recommended.
Version V6.18.106
Kvaser LabView VI Library for CAN
Library for National Instrument's LabView version for all Kvaser CAN hardware.
Version V19.3.0
Kvaser Linux Driver and SDK
Linux driver and SDK for Kvaser PCIcan/PCIcanx, Kvaser PCIcanII, Kvaser PC104+, Kvaser PCIcanx II, Kvaser USBcan II, Kvaser Memorator*, Kvaser Leaf family, Kvaser Memorator Pro**, Kvaser USBcan Pro and VirtualCAN. For LAPcan and LAPcan II, you should use version 4.2 of the driver. (*) only with USBcanII functionality, (**) only with USBcan Pro functionality
Version V5.35.477
Remove old drivers
Driver removal program. This program will remove the CAN driver (version 3.2 or older) from your computer. This is a version intended for those who have installed CANLIB 3.2 or older. Use it only if you need to remove an old version of the driver from your computer. Contact technical support if you have any questions.
Version 3.9c
Driver removal program. This program will remove the CAN driver (version 3.9 or older) from your computer. This program will not work with driver 4.0 or later. Use it only if you need to remove an old version of the driver from your computer.
Version 3.9c
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