Kvaser has released the Kvaser Hybrid Pro 2xCAN/LIN, a flexible, dual-channel interface that allows automotive engineers to configure either channel as CAN, CAN FD (Controller Area Network Flexible Data-rate) or LIN (Local Interconnect Network). The Pro-level device can host user-developed programmes designed to accomplish advanced tasks such as CAN node simulation or the creation of a LIN to CAN gateway.
Whereas conventional bus interfaces have a dedicated channel for each protocol, the Kvaser Hybrid Pro 2xCAN/LIN device provides a compact tool to access peripherals and powertrains, offering numerous cost and convenience advantages.
Designed primarily for automotive engineers working with CAN and LIN communication networks in development, production, through to field-use, each channel can be quickly configured as CAN, CAN FD or LIN.
“We listened to our customers to create the original Kvaser Hybrid 2xCAN/LIN device, to great success,” said Jesse Paliotto, Kvaser’s Director of Marketing.
“This professional-grade product further addresses the pain points we’ve heard from our customers, offering several new advanced features designed to increase efficiency and reduce errors. This includes Silent Mode, Single Shot, Error Frame Generation and Kvaser MagiSync automatic clock synchronisation.”
This device’s flexibility doesn’t sacrifice performance, with support for High Speed CAN (ISO 11898-2) up to 1Mbit/s, CAN FD (ISO 11898-1) up to 5 Mbit/s and LIN 2.2A (ISO 17987 Part 1-7) up to 20 kbit/s. In addition, the Kvaser Hybrid Pro 2xCAN/LIN device can send up to 20,000 messages per second, per CAN channel, time-stamped to a 1µs accuracy.
The Hybrid Pro 2xCAN/LIN is fully compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000, DeviceNet and Kvaser’s universal API. Users can customise the device’s behavior by writing programmes in Kvaser’s t programming language, with guidance and example programme code available in Kvaser’s free CANlib SDK.