CAN-PCIe/402-FD PCIe Card with up to 4 CAN-FD Interfaces

PCIe Card with up to 4 CAN-FD Interfaces. The CAN FD interfaces of the ESD electronics CAN-PCIe/402-FD are driven by the ISO 16845:2004 certified esdACC (esd advanced CAN Core) implemented in the Altera FPGA. Through a higher bit rate in the data phase combined with increased performance through a higher number of payload bytes, CAN FD offers higher data throughput without sacrificing the benefits of the Classical CAN. CAN-PCIe/402-FD is fully backwards compatible with CAN and can also be used in Classical CAN applications.

The FPGA supports bus mastering (first party DMA) to transfer data to the host memory. This results in a reduction of overall latency on servicing I/O transactions in particular at higher data rates and a reduced host CPU load. Due to the usage of MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts) the CAN-PCIe/402-FD can be operated for example in Hypervisor environments. The CAN-PCIe/402-FD provides high resolution hardware timestamps.

CAN layer 2 (NTCAN-API) software drivers are available for Windows, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, RTX and RTX64. The CANopen software package is available for Windows, Linux, RTX, VxWorks and QNX. Drivers for other operating systems are available on request. Higher Layer Protocols are available for many operating systems (Classical CAN application only) like ARINC825, J1939, CANopen Master- and Slave-Stack.


Technical Description

  • PCIe Mini Card, PCIe 1.0a interface
  • 1, 2 or 4 CAN FD bus interfaces
  • Altera EP4CGX FPGA
  • esdACC (esd Advanced CAN Core) implemented in the Altera FPGA
  • 4 CAN-FD High-Speed interfaces, bit rates from 10 Kbit/s up to 5 Mbit/s for each channel, ISO11898-2
  • Front panel I/O via 9-pin DSUB connector per CAN channel or 37-pin DSUB connector on 4 CAN channel version
  • Bus mastering and local data management by FPGA (esdACC)
  • Selectable CAN termination on board
  • MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts) support
  • Linux, RTX, QNX, and Windows drivers are available
  • 0°C .. 75°C operating temperature range
  • 2 years warranty

Order Information


1 port CAN FD (CAN 1 only) PCIe card


2 port CAN FD (CAN 2) PCIe card


4 port CAN FD PCIe card


1 port CAN FD (CAN 1) PCIe card, low profile


1 port CAN FD (CAN 2) PCIe card, low profile


Adapter cable 1x DSUB37 to 4x DSUB9


CDROM + Licence QNX


CDROM + Licence RTX


CDROM + Licence Windows/Linux


CDROM + Licence QNX


CDROM + Licence RTX

J1939_ Stack_WIN

J1939 Stack for Windows (Object)


J1939 Stack for Linux (Object)


CD-ROM + Lizenz Windows/Linux


CD-ROM + Lizenz QNX


CD-ROM + Lizenz RTX

Technical Documentation

CAN-PCIe/402 data sheet