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The professional programming interface PCAN-API of the PCAN-Developer package makes it possible to create complex Windows
applications with CAN and CAN FD support. The API (Application
Programming Interface) provides an extensive function library using
interface DLLs for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
the CAN communication is handled by Clients and offers significant
advantages. Thus, not only a single but multiple applications can access
a physical CAN channel. Furthermore, it works even without hardware:
Via virtual connections, Clients establish a simulated CAN communication
® applications. Beginning with
PCAN-Developer version 4, the PCAN-API and the included tools support
the new CAN FD standard (CAN with Flexible Data rate) which is primarily
characterized by a higher bandwidth for data transfer.
can be used with different programming languages. The scope of supply
includes examples and header files for the languages C/C++ and Delphi.
Applications that are based on the PCAN-API use so-called Clients in
order to access Nets. A Net includes the connection to an external CAN
bus via suitable hardware and the interconnection of several
The following possibilities apply to CAN connections via Clients:
PCAN-Developer 4 version history PCAN-API 4 version history A comparison of our APIs for the development of CAN FD and CAN applicationsThe new standard CAN FD: support and compatible products PEAK-System Forum: Section for the PCAN-Developer 4 for questions and support