Chip Solutions for the CAN Connection to PCI and PCI Express


For the CAN connection of your hardware design we provide several solutions. Based on an FPGA, up to 4 CAN channels can be implemented via the PCI or the PCI Express bus.

With the license from PEAK-System, the FPGA can be programmed via an image with the corresponding functionality.

In addition to the related documentation the scope of supply includes licenses for the Windows and Linux device drivers, the CAN monitor PCAN-View, and the PCAN-Basic API.


If you are interested in the PCAN-Chip PCI or PCAN-Chip PCIe, please contact .




  • FPGA implementation of the CAN controller (SJA1000 compatible)
  • Compliant with CAN specifications 2.0A (11-bit ID) and 2.0B (29-bit ID)
  • 100-percent compatible with the PCI and PCI Express device drivers and the software from PEAK-System

PCI version:

  • 33 MHz clock rate
  • 32 bit bus width
  • 3.3 V; with level converters also suitable for 5-Volt PCI bus

PCIe version:      

  • PCI Express x1
  • Bit rates up to 2.5 Gbit/s



Scope of supply

  • One license for:
    • Configuration image for FPGA programming depending on the version:
      • PCI 4 Channel
      • PCI Express 2 Channel
      • PCI Express 4 Channel (Quad)
    • Device drivers for Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 and Linux (32/64-bit)
    • CAN monitor PCAN-View for Windows® Details ...
    • Programming interface PCAN-Basic for developing applications with
      CAN connection Details ...
  • Documentation for wiring and integration including a sample circuit diagram

The license fees for CAN to Robert Bosch GmbH are included. If you are interested and for more information, please contact




Additional information on other pages:

PCAN-Chip PCI & PCIe forum: Section for the PCAN-Chip PCI and the PCAN-Chip PCIe
for question and support
CAN device driver 4.x version history