National Instruments CAN Interface Support from Vehicle Network Toolbox

Use NI-CAN and NI-XNET devices to stream CAN bus data into MATLAB and Simulink.

National Instruments NI USB-8473s

Vehicle Network Toolbox™ supports National Instruments® CAN interface hardware using the latest version of the National Instruments NI-CAN and NI-XNET driver libraries. The table below lists the hardware supported by the latest release of Vehicle Network Toolbox.

With the National Instruments CAN interface support, you can perform the following tasks in MATLAB® or Simulink®:

  • Transmit and receive CAN and XCP messages
  • Pack and unpack CAN messages for simplified decoding and encoding
  • Filter, log, and replay CAN messages
  • Use .dbc database and A2L description files
  • Find and display CAN interface device settings

If you do not see your specific hardware device listed below, please click the Request Hardware Support button at the bottom of the page. For detailed information about a board listed here, visit the National Instruments web site.

Bus/Form FactorProduct NameNI Driver Type
CompactDAQNI 9861NI-XNET
 NI 9862NI-XNET
PCIPCI-CAN/XS Series 2NI-CAN
 PCI-CAN/XS2 Series 2NI-CAN
 PCI-CAN/LS Series 2NI-CAN
 PCI-CAN/LS2 Series 2NI-CAN
 PCI-CAN Series 2NI-CAN
 PCI-CAN/2 Series 2NI-CAN
 PCI-8511NI-XNET
 PCI-8511/2NI-XNET
 PCI-8512NI-XNET
 PCI-8512/2NI-XNET
 PCI-8513NI-XNET
 PCI-8513/2NI-XNET
PCMCIAPCMCIA-CAN/DS Series 2NI-CAN
 PCMCIA-CAN/LS Series 2NI-CAN
 PCMCIA-CAN/LS2 Series 2NI-CAN
 PCMCIA-CAN Series 2NI-CAN
 PCMCIA-CAN/2 Series 2NI-CAN
PXIPXI-8460 Series 2NI-CAN
 PXI-8460/2 Series 2NI-CAN
 PXI-8461 Series 2NI-CAN
 PXI-8463 Series 2NI-CAN
 PXI-8463/2 Series 2NI-CAN
 PXI-8464 Series 2NI-CAN
 PXI-8464/2 Series 2NI-CAN
 PXI-8511NI-XNET
 PXI-8511/2NI-XNET
 PXI-8512NI-XNET
 PXI-8512/2NI-XNET
 PXI-8513NI-XNET
 PXI-8513/2NI-XNET
USBUSB-8472NI-CAN
 USB-8472sNI-CAN
 USB-8473NI-CAN
 USB-8473sNI-CAN
 USB-9861NI-XNET
 USB-9862NI-XNET

MathWorks Requirements

Software

Required

Recommended

Support Package

Required

Support Package Installer installs this support package. To start the installer, go to the MATLAB toolstrip and click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages. For more information, read the documentation.

For NI-XNET devices:

For NI-CAN devices:

Third-Party Requirements

Hardware

Required

  • Any National Instruments CAN interface hardware from the list above

Support Package

Required

All required third-party software is installed by the Support Package Installer.

Request Hardware Support