Kvaser USBcan II HS/SWC

A flexible way to connect your desktop or laptop to the CANbus.


The Kvaser USBcan II HS/SWC is a two-channel CANbus (controller area network) interface for USB 1.1 and 2.0. One channel is configured for High Speed CAN (ISO 11898-2); the second channel configure for Single-Wire CAN (SAE J2411). A flexible way to connect your desktop or laptop to the CANbus.


Major Features

  • Two channel CAN bus interface through a standard USB interface.
  • One High Speed CAN channel (ISO 11898-2), and one Single Wire CAN channel (SAE J2411).
  • Supports 11 bit (CAN 2.0A) as well as 29 bit (CAN 2.0B) identifiers.
  • Native USB 1.1 support, forward compatible with USB 2.0 in full-speed mode (i.e. 12 Mbit/s).
  • Contains the powerful Mitsubishi M16C microcontroller, with two built-in CAN controllers.
  • Remote frames can be sent and received without restrictions.
  • Detect and generate error frames on the CAN bus.
  • Auto Transmit for placing messages on the bus at set intervals


  • 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.


Bitrate 20-1000 kbps
Categories Interfaces, PC Interfaces
Certificates CE, RoHS
Channels 2
Connectors DSUB 9
Current Consumption 5V and ca. 130mA if powered from the USB side.
Ca. 850mW (9 - 30V DC) if powered from the CAN bus connector 
Error Counters Reading Yes
Error Counters Generation Yes
Galvanic Isolation No
Height 25 mm
Interfaces USB
Material PC-ABS
Messages Per Second Receive 12000 mps
Messages Per Second Sending 6000 mps
OS Win XP, Linux, Win 7, Win Vista, Win 10, Win 8
Silent Mode Yes
Sound No
Temperature Range -40 - 85 °C
Timestamp R (µ) 30 µs
Weight 150 g