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National Instruments CAN Interface Support from Vehicle Network Toolbox

Use 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 and NI-XNET driver library. 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. Note: Devices that use the NI-CAN driver can only be used in release 2015b or earlier.

Bus/Form Factor Product Name NI Driver Type
CompactDAQ NI 9861 NI-XNET
  NI 9862 NI-XNET
PCI PCI-8511 NI-XNET
  PCI-8511/2 NI-XNET
  PCI-8512 NI-XNET
  PCI-8512/2 NI-XNET
  PCI-8513 NI-XNET
  PCI-8513/2 NI-XNET
PXI PXI-8511 NI-XNET
  PXI-8511/2 NI-XNET
  PXI-8512 NI-XNET
  PXI-8512/2 NI-XNET
  PXI-8513 NI-XNET
  PXI-8513/2 NI-XNET
USB USB-9861 NI-XNET
  USB-9862 NI-XNET

Platform and Release Support

See the hardware support package system requirements table for current and prior version, release, and platform availability.

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