Kvaser PCIcanx 4xHS

Kvaser PCIcanx 4xHS is a four channel, high speed CAN (controller area network) interface that can be used in both regular PCI and PCI-X slots. Galvanically isolated CAN bus drivers protect the hardware, whilst the on board micro controller ensures high throughput. The PCIcanx 4xHS is ideal for multichannel data gathering applications, such as in laboratories.


Major Features

  • Quick and easy plug-and-play installation.
  • High-speed ISO 11898 compliant driver circuits.
  • Compliant with PCI 2.3.
  • The board fits in 3.3V PCI-X, and 3.3V and 5V PCI busses.
  • Compatible with our PCIcan boards.
  • I/O mapped for quick reaction times.
  • SJA1000 CAN Controllers from Philips, with 64-byte receive FIFO.
  • Supports CAN 2.0 A and 2.0 B (active).
  • Pin assignment according to CiA-DS102.
  • 16 MHz CAN oscillator frequency.
  • Galvanic isolation between the CAN-controller and the CAN-driver.
  • Interfaces the CAN bus with DSUB CAN connectors.
  • Wide temperature range, -40°C – +85°C.

Technical Parameters:

  • Weight 100 g
  • Length 100 mm
  • Height 20 mm
  • Temp range -40 – 85 °C
  • Interfaces PCI
  • Connectors DSUB 25


  • Documentation, software and drivers can be downloaded for free at www.kvaser.com/downloads.
  • Kvaser CANLIB SDK [link} 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.