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PCAN-PCI Express

CAN Interface for PCI Express

PCAN-PCI Express Single Channel galv. isolated
IPEH-003026 € 220,00
PCAN-PCI Express Dual Channel galv. isolated
IPEH-003027 € 280,00

All prices are plus the at present valid value added tax!

The PCAN-PCI Express card enables the connection of a PC with PCI Express slots to CAN networks. There is galvanic isolation of up to 500 Volts between the computer and CAN sides. There are versions with one, two and four channels.

The package is also supplied with the CAN monitor PCAN-View for Windows® and the programming interface PCAN-Basic.

Please note:

The product PCAN-PCI Express Four Channel (IPEH-003040) is no longer manufactured! Alternatively, the PCAN-PCI Express FD Four Channel (IPEH-004040) can be used, since it behaves identically concerning the CAN functionality.

Pin assignment D-Sub 

PinPin assignment
1Not connected / optional +5V
4Not connected
5Not connected
8Not connected
9Not connected
  • PC plug-in card (PCIe-x1) for PCI Express slots
  • 1, 2, or 4 High-speed CAN channels
    (ISO 11898-2)
  • Bit rates from 5 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
  • Compliant with CAN specifications 
    2.0A (11-bit ID) and 2.0B (29-bit ID)
  • CAN bus connection via D-Sub, 
    9-pin (in accordance with CiA® 303-1)
  • FPGA implementation of the CAN controller
    (SJA1000 compatible)
  • NXP PCA82C251 CAN transceiver
  • Galvanic isolation on the CAN connection up to
    500 V, separate for each CAN channel
  • 5-Volt supply to the CAN connection can be connected through a solder jumper, e.g. for external bus converter
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F)
  • PCAN-PCI Express card
  • Slot bracket with D-Sub connectors for the CAN bus (only four-channel version)
  • Device drivers for Windows® 10, 8.1 and Linux (32/64-bit)
  • CAN monitor PCAN-View for Windows® Details ...
  • Programming interface PCAN-Basic for developing applications with CAN connection Details ...
  • Programming interfaces for standardized protocols from the automotive sector
  • Manual in PDF format

Device driver setup for Windows

PEAK-System installation package for device drivers and tools for Windows® 10, 8.1 (32/64-bit) for our PC interfaces. Included tools: PEAK-CPL, PCAN-View, PLIN-View Pro, and Virtual PCAN-Gateway.


Device driver for Linux

Device drivers for PEAK CAN interfaces running on Kernel 2.6 and higher.


PCAN-PCI Express manual

German English


Windows® software for displaying, transmitting, and recording CAN and CAN FD messages.



API for the development of applications with CAN and CAN FD connections for Windows® 10, 8.1 (32/64-bit).


PCAN-Basic API (Linux)

API for the development of applications with CAN connection for Linux.



API for the development of software for the communication with ECUs according to the CAN Calibration Protocol (CCP) for Windows® 10, 8.1 (32/64-bit).



API for the development of software for the communication with ECUs according to the Universal Measurement and Calibration Protocol (XCP) for Windows® 10, 8.1 (32/64-bit).



API for the transfer of data packages according to ISO-TP (ISO 15765-2) for Windows® 10, 8.1 (32/64-bit).



API to communicate with control devices according to UDS (ISO 14229-1) for Windows® 10, 8.1 (32/64-bit).



API for the vehicle diagnostics according to OBD-2 (ISO 15765-4) for Windows® 10, 8.1 (32/64-bit).



Pass-Thru API and connection of Pass-Thru software to PEAK CAN interfaces. Installation for Windows® 10, 8.1 (32/64-bit) includes interface DLLs, a configuration software, the PCAN-Basic API, and the PCAN-ISO-TP API. The download also contains the documentation (English).


Windows 2000 package

Device drivers for Windows® 2000 and the CAN monitor PCAN-View.


Bit Rate Calculation Tool

Software for calculating register values for CAN and CAN FD bit rates for Android, iOS, and Windows®.

Android iOS Windows

Additional information on other pages:

PEAK-System Forum: Section for the PCAN-PCI Express card for questions and support
CAN device driver 4.x version history