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6-Channel CAN and CAN FD Interface for High-Speed USB 2.0

PCAN-USB X6 with D-Sub connectors
IPEH-004062 € 765,00
PCAN-USB X6 with M12 circular connectors galv. isolated
IPEH-004063 € 920,00
PCAN-USB X6 with D-Sub connectors galv. isolated
IPEH-004064 € 830,00

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

The PCAN-USB X6 is a CAN FD interface for the USB port which allows the connection of up to 6 CAN FD or CAN busses. The device is therefore best suited for working with multiple CAN networks like the use in test benches with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations for motor vehicles or in the product line testing of CAN-based products.

The PCAN-USB X6 is installed in an aluminum profile casing and is shipped in versions with D-Sub connectors or M12 circular connectors. Especially the M12 version is suitable for use in harsh environments. In addition, a galvanic isolation of up to 300 Volts between the PC and the CAN side is guaranteed for the decoupled versions.

The CAN FD standard (CAN with Flexible Data rate) is primarily characterized by higher bandwidth for data transfer. The maximum of 64 data bytes per CAN FD frame (instead of 8 so far) can be transmitted with bit rates up to 12 Mbit/s. CAN FD is downward-compatible to the CAN 2.0 A/B standard, thus CAN FD nodes can be used in existing CAN networks. However, in this case the CAN FD extensions are not applicable.

The monitor software PCAN-View and the programming interface PCAN-Basic for the development of applications with CAN connection are included in the scope of supply and support the standard CAN FD.


Since the first implementations of CAN FD, the protocol has been improved and is now included in the standard ISO 11898-1. The revised CAN FD standard is not compatible with the original protocol.

PEAK-System takes this into account by supporting both protocol versions with their CAN FD interfaces. If required, the user can switch to the CAN FD protocol used in the environment by software („Non-ISO“ and „ISO“). Devices delivered until February 2015 need a firmware update for this functionality. If you are interested and for further information, please contact

Pin assignment D-Sub


Pin assignment M12

1 Shield
  • CAN-FD interface for High-speed USB 2.0 (compatible to USB 1.1 and USB 3.0)
  • 6 High-speed CAN channels (ISO 11898-2)
    • Comply with CAN specifications 2.0 A/B and FD
    • CAN FD support for ISO and Non-ISO standards switchable
    • CAN FD bit rates for the data field (64 bytes max.) from 25 kbit/s up to 12 Mbit/s
    • CAN bit rates from 25 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
    • FPGA implementation of the CAN FD controller
    • NXP TJA1044GT CAN transceiver
    • Alternative pluggable transceiver modules on request
  • Galvanic isolation on the CAN connection up to 300 V (only for IPEH-004063 and IPEH-004064)
  • Status LEDs for CAN channels, USB upstream, and power supply
  • CAN connection via D-Sub, 9-pin or M12 circular connectors, 5-pin (pin assignment of both connectors in accordance with CiA® 106)
  • Aluminum casing with increased Ingress Protection IP64 (only for IPEH-004063)
  • High-speed USB 2.0 downstream port (only for IPEH-004062 and IPEH-004064)
  • CAN termination can be activated through solder jumpers, separately for each CAN channel
  • Measurement of bus load including error frames and overload frames on the physical bus
  • Induced error generation for incoming and outgoing CAN messages
  • Voltage supply from 8 to 30 V
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to +85 °C (-40 to +185 °F)

  • PCAN-USB X6 in aluminum casing including 4 mounting brackets
  • IPEH-004062 and IPEH-004064: Mating connector for power supply (Phoenix Contact MC1,5/2-STF-3,81 - 1827703)
  • IPEH-004063: Cables for power supply and USB connection
  • Device drivers for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x64), and Linux
  • 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

Please note: The scope of supply does not contain a power supply unit for the device. There is no supply via the USB connection to the PC.

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.


Device driver for Linux

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


PCAN-USB X6 manual

German English


Software for displaying, transmitting, and recording CAN and CAN FD messages for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x86/x64).

Please note: PCAN-View is a part of our device driver setup.


PEAK-Flash 2

Easy-to-use tool for updating the firmware of PEAK-System hardware products as well as CAN and LIN adapters for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x64).



API for the development of applications with CAN and CAN FD connections for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x64).


PCAN-Basic API (Linux)

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


PCAN-Basic.NET Assembly

The PCAN-Basic.NET Assembly is available as a package in the NuGet Gallery. The online documentation is available on our website.

Documentation NuGet Gallery


API for the development of software for the communication with ECUs according to the CAN Calibration Protocol (CCP) for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x86/x64).



API for the development of software for the communication with ECUs according to the Universal Measurement and Calibration Protocol (XCP) for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x86/x64).



API for the transfer of data packages according to ISO-TP (ISO 15765-2) for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x64).



API to communicate with control devices according to UDS (ISO 14229-1) for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x64).



API for the vehicle diagnostics according to OBD-2 (ISO 15765-4) for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x64).



Pass-Thru API and connection of Pass-Thru software to PEAK CAN interfaces. Installation for Windows® 11 (x64/ARM64), 10 (x64) includes interface DLLs, a configuration software, and the PCAN-ISO-TP API. The download also contains the documentation (English).


Additional information