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RP1210 Development Package and RP1210 Connectivity to PEAK CAN Interfaces

The Recommended Practice 1210 was defined by the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) as a standardized API for communication between Windows applications and communication networks in vehicles.

The PCAN-RP1210 API by PEAK-System is an implementation of the RP1210 version C with support for CAN, J1939, and ISO-TP networks. Thus, the API makes it possible to develop own RP1210 applications and to use already existing applications with CAN interfaces from PEAK-System.

Since July 2020, the PCAN-RP1210 API is provided free of charge. The API is supplied along with documentation and additional software. The DLLs required for using RP1210 software with PC CAN interfaces can be installed with our device driver setup for Windows.

  • RP1210 version C implementation according to the specification by TMC
  • Development of own RP1210 applications
  • Thread-safe API
  • Use of RP1210 applications with PEAK CAN interfaces
  • Support of CAN, SAE J1939, and ISO-TP (ISO 15765-2)

Note: The development on the RP1210 version A implementation was discontinued since version A was superseded by version C.

System requirements

  • Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x86/x64)
  • For the CAN bus connection: PC CAN interface from PEAK-System
  • PCAN-RP1210 API
  • RP1210 connection test application
  • Documentation in PDF format
  • Documentation in HTML Help format

Note: The PCAN-RP1210 setup only provides the installation of the RP1210-C implementation. However, the professional development package PCAN-Developer still offers the installation of the outdated version A. This allows customers to keep the way how they deliver and install applications developed for RP1210-A using the PCAN-Developer redistributable package.


RP1210 API and connection of RP1210 software to PEAK CAN interfaces for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x86/x64). Package includes a RP1210 connection test application and documentation.


Device driver setup for Windows

PEAK-System installation package for PC interface device drivers for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x64). Included tools: PEAK Settings, PCAN-View, PLIN-View Pro, and Virtual PCAN-Gateway. Included APIs: PCAN-Basic, PLIN-API, and PCAN-RP1210.


Additional information