Part No.: MPIX-USB-to-CAN-FD
Cost-effective CAN interface family for the USB port



Active USB Interface

2 x CAN FD / CAN, 1 x LIN

The USB-to-CAN FD has – depending on the device variant – up to two channels, which support three switchable operation modes: ISO CAN FD, non ISO CAN FD and CAN High-Speed. The automotive variant provides also one LIN channel.


Features and Benefits

  • CAN, CAN FD and LIN in one device
  • Cost-effective and extremely versatile 
  • Common driver interface for easy exchange of the PC interface type
  • For industrial and automotive applications
  • Galvanic isolation


The USB-to-CAN FD is available in different variants – compact, automotive and embedded. The compact variant has one switchable CAN / CAN FD channel with a D-SUB 9 plug. The automotive variant has two switchable CAN / CAN FD channels with RJ45 connectors. Adapter cables to D-SUB 9 plugs are included in the scope of delivery. The USB-to-CAN FD embedded is designed without a housing, it comes with a slot bracket and a USB cable for installation into a computer.

USB-to-CAN FD Compact  USB-to-CAN FD Automotive   USB-to-CAN FD Embedded


LIN (automotive variant)

LIN communications are supported in either LIN master or LIN slave mode. As LIN slave, the interface responds automatically to master requests it receives. The response data is updated through the PC API using a buffer. In master mode, the master calls are processed by the PC application. Incoming LIN messages are forwarded to the application with a timestamp, master request, response, and status information.


High Performance and Flexibility

By using powerful hardware and connecting over USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 MBit/sec), the USB-to-CAN FD interfaces achieve very high data throughput with minimum latency and low power consumption. This allows them to provide the reliable, loss-free transmission and receipt of messages in CAN FD and CAN networks at high transmission rates and bus load. The messages are also timestamped and can be filtered and buffered directly in the USB-to-CAN FD.

Due to its extremely interesting price and compact size, the USB-to-CAN FD interface is ideal for use in series products and in combination with the canAnalyser for development, service, and maintenance tasks.

Its newly developed, rugged housing permits easy customer-specific adaptation (custom design / brand labeling).

All USB-to-CAN FD variants are supported by the IXXAT driver packages and higher layer protocol APIs as well as by the IXXAT tool suite. 


Comparison of the Different USB-CAN Interfaces

HMS offers under the Ixxat brand different USB interfaces for CAN. Besides a one or two channel version and the support of CAN FD and LIN, also an embedded variant for implementation into customer devices is offered.


Technical Specifications

PC Bus Interface USB 2.0, Hi-Speed (480 MBit/s)
Microcontroller 32 bit
CAN Bitrates 10 kbit/s to 1 Mbit/s
CAN Transceiver Microchip MCP2562FDT
CAN FD Bitrates
250/500 kbit/s arbitration rate with 500 to 10000 kbit/s
data rate (predefined)
User defined bitrate is possible
CAN FD Transceiver Microchip MCP2562FDT
LIN Bitrates Max. 20 kbit/s
LIN Transceiver NXP TJA1020
CAN Controller IFI CAN_FD IP
Galvanic Isolation 800 V DC/500 V AC for 1 min
Power Supply Via USB, 5 V DC/300 mA
Temperature Range -20°C ... 70°C
Weight Approx. 100 g
Dimensions 80 x 50 x 22 mm
Certification CE


Contents of Delivery

  • USB-to-CAN FD interface in the compact, embedded, or automotive variant
  • 2 x RJ45 to Sub-D9 adapter cable (only USB-to-CAN FD automotive)
  • Manual
  • CAN driver VCI for Windows
  • Simple "canAnalyser Mini" CAN bus monitor

Order Numbers / Variants

/ Features
Compact Embedded Automotive
1 1 2
1 1 2
LIN     1*
X X  
RJ45     X

* LIN master / slave mode via software switchable