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Passive PCIexpress-board for CAN FD and CAN 2.0A/B

With the CAN-IB500/PCIe Ixxat offers an interface board based on a modern, passive and highly modular concept for the new CAN FD.
The interface can send and receive either CAN FD or CAN 2.0A/B messages.

Features and benefits

  • Cost effective passive board without a microcontroller
  • One CAN channel (CAN FD or CAN High-Speed)
  • Available as standard and low-profile version (on request)
  • Galvanic isolation
  • Common driver interface for easy exchange of the PC interface type

The CAN-IB500/PCIe is a passive interface and suitable for applications where the data throughput is rather low. The interface is available with a standard or a low-profile slot bracket.


A Field Bus Expansion is inserted to the CAN-IB500/PCIe (or an expansion board) and thus adds an alternative field bus interface. The software can switch between either the original CAN channel or the field bus specific extension.

CAN-IB500/PCIe Expansion possibilities
CAN-IB500/PCIe Expansion possibilities

CAN Low Speed

For applications in the automotive industry fieldbus expansions with CAN Low Speed interfaces are available. The CAN-IB500/PCIe is thus available for up to four CAN-bus channels and can be fitted with galvanic decoupled interfaces. Due to the high number of interfaces, the board is also suitable for demanding applications - such as test benches, handling systems or manufacturing plants. If necessary, the number of interface channels can be extended by using multiple cards within one PC. Ask us about the possibilities.

Furthermore, the modular architecture of the interface card enables the easy extension with customer specific interfaces via piggyback modules.


For the connection to the PC, Ixxat delivers the card with its proven Windows and ECI-driver for Linux, QNX and INtime. The driver supports all interfaces on the card and allows their usage both with customer specific programs or with the analysis and configuration tools from Ixxat.
The VCI driver also supports all other PC interfaces offered by Ixxat, which enables the user to easily switch the type of interface without any adaptation of the customer application.

Technical data
PC bus interface PCI express (V1.1)
PC address range Plug & Play
Interrupts Plug & Play
CAN interface Single CAN interface; CAN FD or CAN 2.0 A/B;
  Sub-D9 plug according to CiA 303-1;
  Galvanic isolation (1 kV, 1 sec.)
Power supply 3.3 V DC, 350 mA typ.
Temperature range 0 ºC ... +70 ºC
Certification CE, FCC
Size Approx. 65 x 105 mm (available as standard and low-profile version)
Contents of delivery
- CAN-IB500/PCIe Interface
- Driver VCI for Windows™ 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 and Win 10 (all 32/64-bit)
- Driver ECI for Linux, VxWorks and other OS
- Basic CAN-monitor "miniMon" (Windows™)
- User Manual

Part number(s)

CAN-IB500/PCIe, 1x CAN FD with Galvanic Isolation
CAN-IB500/PCIe, 1x CAN FD with Galvanic Isolation

Getting interested?

Are you interested in the CAN-IB500/PCIe? Please request, without any obligation, for a quote. Would you like more information? Please send an email to or visit our contact page.
You can call us if you like, we can be reached at +31-40-2301.922. We are pleased to help you and do offer you practical advice and support.

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