CAN interface series for USB

As module and plug-in variants with support of CAN (HS/LS), CAN FD and LIN.


Active USB Adapter

1 x CAN (High-Speed)

With its simplyCAN adapter HMS offers an easy and economical way to diagnose, configure and commission devices and systems on CAN. simplyCAN can be easily integrated into customer applications using a straightforward API and requires no driver installation for operation. 


Order codes: 1.01.0001.12001


Features and benefits

  • Inexpensive and easy to install - no driver installation required
  • Simple API interface for fast integration into customer applications
  • Optimized for diagnosis and commissioning of devices and systems with CAN bus interface
  • Galvanic isolation prevents over-voltage damage

Easy commissioning

simplyCAN behaves like a standard serial USB device when connected to a USB port, the installation of a special driver under Windows 10 or Linux is therefore not required. For accessing the CAN functions of the simplyCAN adapter only a small number of functions is required, allowing easy and fast integration into customer applications.

Comparison of the different USB-CAN interfaces

HMS offers under the Ixxat brand different USB interfaces for CAN. Besides a one or two channel version and the support of CAN FD and LIN, also an embedded variant for implementation into customer devices is offered. An overview and comparison of the available USB interfaces can be found on the following page:

Comparison of the Ixxat USB-CAN interfaces

Included monitoring tool

simplyCAN comes with a simple monitoring tool for Windows and Linux, which can be used for commissioning of the adapter as well as for displaying messages in raw format and for sending individual messages.

simplycan bus monitor

Technical specifications

PC bus interface USB 1.1 Full-Speed (12 Mbit/s)
Fieldbus connection according to CiA 303-1
CAN standard CAN high-speed, according to ISO11898-2 
CAN baudrates 10 kbit/s to 1 Mbit/s, only CiA recommended bit rates
are supported: 10, 20, 50, 125, 250, 500, 800, 1000
Galvanic isolation 800 V DC / 500 V AC for 1 min
Power supply Via USB, 5 V DC/100 mA
Operating temperature -20°C ... 70°C
Protection class IP40
Certification CE
Dimensions 80 x 50 x 22 mm
Weight Approx. 100 g
Supported operating systems simplyCAN is tested on Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit) and Windows 10 (64 bit), 
Ubuntu 14.04 on Linux kernel version 4.4 as well as Ubuntu 18.04 on Linux kernel version 4.15 on Intel/AMD processors.
ARM based processors are not supported.

Contents of delivery

  • Ixxat simplyCAN USB adapter

The following is available via download from the webpage:

  • User manual
  • simplyCAN bus monitor for Windows and Linux
  • Programming examples
  • Programming API
  • Installation file setup.bat (necessary for Windows 7)

Order number

simplyCAN 1.01.0001.12001


Type Order number Product image
Sub-D9 Connector with CAN Termination 1.04.0075.03000 CAN-Termination
CAN cable 1.04.0076.00180 Accessories CAN Cable
Y CAN cable 1.04.0076.00001 Accessories CAN Y Cable
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Feature table – fieldbus support and options
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 CAN Interface
Type On-board
LIN Further
 CANnector Ethernet/USB 8 4 2 WiFi/EtherCAT
 CAN-IB640/PCIe PCIe 4 (max)
4 (max)
 CAN-IB600/PCIe PCIe 1-2 1-2
 CAN-IB500/PCIe PCIe 1 1
 CAN-IB200/PCIe PCIe option 1-4 1-4 0-4 Low Profile
PCIe option 1-4 1-4 Low Profile
 CAN-IB520/PCIe Mini PCIe Mini


 CAN-IB120/PCIe Mini PCIe Mini option 1-2
 CAN-IB630/PCIe 104 PCIe 104

 CAN-IB230/PCIe 104 PCIe 104 2/4 0-1 0-1
 CAN-IB130/PCIe 104 PCIe 104 1-2
2 0-2 2 0-2
 CAN-IB410/PMC PMC 2-4 2-4 0-2
1-4 1-4


 USB-to-CAN FD  USB 1-2
1-2 1
 USB-to-CAN V2  USB 1-2 0-1 0-1
 USB-to-CAN V2 Plugin  USB 1-2 0-1 0-1
 simplyCAN  USB 1

 CAN@net NT 200/420 Ethernet 2-4

 CAN@net NT 100 Ethernet 1

 CAN@net II/VCI Ethernet 1
 CANblue II  Bluetooth 1

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