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PCAN-Basic 4

2015-06-08 • Free Windows API for CAN FD

PEAK-System has released version 4 of the programming interface PCAN-Basic for the company's CAN and CAN FD interfaces. With this API, 32-bit and 64-bit programs for Windows can access CAN and CAN FD busses. Based on devices of the PCAN-Gateway series, it is also possible to communicate with remote CAN busses via IP networks.

Changes are primarily seen in the added possibility to initialize a CAN FD communication and to read and transmit CAN FD messages afterwards. The handling remains as used to (CAN_InitializeFD, CAN_ReadFD, CAN_WriteFD).

The development of the new API version was focused on broad compatibility. Programs that have been created with the previous API, will work with the new DLL. Vice versa, new applications can be used with an older DLL, provided that no new features are involved. Regarding the device drivers for CAN interfaces, the interaction is ensured with the new FD-enabled driver (4.x) as well as with its predecessor (3.x).

In addition to the DLLs, the API package contains detailed documentation and programming examples for different languages. It is available free of charge via download from PEAK-System.

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