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Dual Channel Interface Can Be Configured Either As CAN Bus Or LIN

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Kvaser Hybrid 2 x CAN or LIN

Kvaser's Hybrid 2xCAN/LIN is a flexible, dual channel interface where each channel can be configured independently, either as CAN Bus or LIN (Local Interconnect Network). With a standard USB connector and two high-speed CAN or LIN channels in two separate 9-pin D-SUB CAN connectors, this is a high-performance, yet compact ’universal interface’ that every engineer involved in automotive communications needs!

Use the device as a dual-channel CAN interface, or simply configure the device in runtime to connect two high speed LIN buses to a PC or mobile computer, or one LIN and one CAN. Kvaser Hybrid supports CAN FD and is shipped with Kvaser TRX, a lightweight development environment that lowers the bar when starting out programming the device.


  • Hybrid USB CAN/LIN interface.
  • Supports CAN FD up to 5Mbit/s (with proper physical layer implementation).
  • Quick and easy plug-and-play installation.
  • Supports High Speed CAN (ISO 11898-2) up to 1Mbit/s.
  • Supports CAN 2.0 A and CAN 2.0 B active.
  • Power is taken from the USB bus.
  • Fully compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000 and DeviceNet.
  • Fully compatible with applications written for other Kvaser CAN hardware with Kvaser CANlib.
  • Galvanically isolated CAN bus drivers.
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C.

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Topics covered: Automotive electromagnetic, environmental and electrical requirements; network fundamentals and the OSI Reference Model; IEEE Project 802; Ethernet Physical Layer and Media Access Control, including BroadR-Reach, MAC addressing, frame formats and hardware; a comparison of Ethernet to automotive networks such as CAN, LIN, MOST, and FlexRay; and TCP/IP, including IPv4/IPv6, ICMP, ARP, NAT, TCP, UDP, and DoIP. Also covered is the Audio Video Bridging (AVB) suite used to transport media over Ethernet, including underlying standards: SRP (IEEE 802.1Qat), FQTSS (IEEE 802.1Qav), gPTP (IEEE 802.1AS), and AVTP (IEEE 1722). The book also describes diagnostics in an Ethernet environment, and tools for measurement, calibration and diagnostics (MCD).

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  • Engineers and software developers in training at the university level.

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