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APIs for CAN Applications

For the development of CAN applications, we provide different APIs (Application Programming Interfaces): the PCAN-API from the PCAN-Developer package and the cost-free PCAN-Basic API. This section includes a direct side-by-side comparison of our development packages.

 

Features PCAN-Basic PCAN-Developer 4
Based on the API PCAN-Basic API PCAN-API 4
Supports the operating sytems Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (32/64-Bit), Windows CE 6.x and Linux (32/64-Bit) Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (32/64-Bit)
Enables the connection to CAN busses
Enables the connection to CAN FD busses
Supports all PEAK CAN interfaces
(Parallel port CAN interfaces are only supported on 32-bit systems.)
Maximum number of CAN channels supported per hardware type A maximum of 16 (depending on the PEAK CAN interface used) 64
Maximum number of applications per  physical CAN channel A single application of your own and multiple by PEAK-System 64
Access to hardware parameters Access to specific parameters Full access to all parameters
Precision of time stamps of received messages (depending on the PEAK CAN interface used) 1 µs 1 µs
Control of transmission time by time-stamping outgoing messages -
Configuration of single-shot and self-receive-request transmissions -
Notification of the application through Windows events when a message is received
Support of CAN error frames
Driver-internal CAN message buffer up to 32.768 per CAN channel up to 32.768 per Client*
Simulated CAN communication between the applications -
Use of a single Windows DLL (32-bit or 64-bit) as a interface for all PEAK CAN interfaces
Hotline support for developers -
Hardware configuration Via application Via control panel or application
Hardware reset during an active connection -
Free definable message filter One filter for each CAN channel One filter per Client*
Licensing License for PCAN-Basic included in the scope of supply of the hardware Unlimited licenses for the PCAN-API 4
Software supplied PCAN-View PCAN-View
PCAN-Nets Configuration
PCAN-Status Display

 * Information on PCAN-API and Clients can be found on PCAN-Developer Product details