Kvaser U100

The Kvaser U100 is a robust, single-channel CAN/CAN FD to USB interface with reinforced galvanic isolation that squarely addresses the needs of the evolving automotive development market. Fully compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000® and DeviceNet, this is the first in a new range of interfaces that is also suited to rugged applications in marine, industrial, heavy duty vehicle and heavy industries.

With enhanced protection of its own electrical circuits, a vibration, shock and drop-proof housing and high-quality cabling, the Kvaser U100 establishes a new reference in CAN interface design. At the same time, the U100 promises to drive down cost of ownership, whilst providing additional revenue opportunities for partners.

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Major Features

  • Supports CAN FD, up to 8 Mbit/s (with correct physical layer implementation)
  • Supports both 11-bit (CAN 2.0A) and 29-bit (CAN 2.0B active) identifiers
  • Powered through the USB connector
  • Supports bit rates from 10 Kbit/sec up to 1 Mbit/sec.
  • Lightweight, glass fibre reinforced polyamide housing, overmolded with TPE
  • IP67 rated
  • DB-9 connector (other connectors available soon)
  • Intelligent LED UI
  • Reinforced galvanic isolation, design validated with 5000 VAC rms applied for 60 seconds.
  • Industrial grade temperature range
  • 20000 msg/s send and recieve, each timestamped with a resolution of 100 μs
  • Support for SocketCAN
  • Compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000® and DeviceNet
  • Fully compatible with applications written for other Kvaser CAN hardware
  • with Kvaser CANlib

Technical Parameters

  • Bitrate 10-1000 kbps (CAN FD up to 8 Mbit/s)
  • 1 CAN/CANFD channel
  • Temp range -40 – 85°C
  • Weight 167 g
  • Length 128 mm
  • Height 26 mm
  • Compatible with Linux, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10
  • Typical current consumption 250 mA
  • 2 year warranty


  • 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.

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