CANtoUSB is a very small and inexpensive dongle that
plugs into any PC USB Port and gives an instant CAN bus
connectivity. This means it can be treated by software as a
standard COM Port (serial RS232 port), which eliminates the need for
any extra drivers by installing a direct driver DLL for faster
communications and higher CAN bus loads.
Sending and receiving can be done in standard ASCII format or using
the windows-threaded CANtoUSB DLL or ActiveX controller.
Length: 55mm, Width: 36mm, Height:
Including a 1-meter shielded USB cable.
- Can handle up to
1Mbit/s CAN bus bit rate
- Industrial Temperature
range: -40C to +85C
- USB 2.0 Full Speed,
uses FTDI FT245RL
- Philips SJA1000 CAN
Controller running at 16Mhz
- Philips 82C251 CAN
Transceiver (Fully Compatible with ISO
- Compliant with CAN 2.0A
(11 bit IDs) and CAN 2.0B (29 bit IDs)
- ID Filter Function ON/OFF
ID Filter Function with color display
- Controllable Standard (STD)
ID and Extended (EXT) ID transfer
- Bit rate configurable
- Supports RTR frames
- 32 CAN frames deep FIFO
buffer for incoming frames in CANtoUSB firmware
- Time Stamp option in ms
for incoming frames
- CAN bus connection
according to the CiA DS102-1 standard
- Power supplied via USB
- Free Interface DLL and
ActiveX controller or low level ASCII Commands
via the USB driver
- Free Linux driver
- Green LED for CAN bus
- Red LED for CAN bus
- Firmware updatable via
- CE Approved
- RoHS & WEEE Compliant
- The module plugs directly into a
standard USB port and provides a standard DB9 male output to CAN
systems according to CiA (CAN in Automation) DS102-1
- It is self-powered from USB.
- It consumes maximum 100mA, but normally
it is no more than 60mA (this depends on BUS load and eventual
CAN cable errors etc.).
- Use your own RS232 LIB/drivers (in e.g.
Visual Basic, Delphi, C++ etc.) together with the free Virtual
COM port driver or use the free Direct driver DLL (see
Download page for drivers).
- Works on Windows and Linux platforms.
- Easy to migrate from
CAN232 to CANtoUSB with some small software changes.
- Free Windows-threaded CANtoUSB API DLL
or use the ActiveX controller, write applications in a snap.
according to CiA recommendations
The CANtoUSB is
powered from the USB port, so there
is no need to connect the external
power on pin 9. Use only CAN_L
(pin2), CAN_H (Pin7) and CAN_GND