Meet the Next Generation of Rugged CAN USB Interfaces

28/09/2017 by Kvaser

Kvaser AB, the leading specialist in Controller Area Network (CAN) and related technologies, has redesigned two members of its Rugged family of CAN to USB interfaces. The single CAN channel Leaf Light R v2 and dual CAN channel USBcan R v2 feature the same sleek, highly durable product housings as their fully-featured, more expensive counterparts, the Kvaser Leaf SemiPro R and the Kvaser Leaf Professional R.

Designed to meet the needs of engineers performing remote diagnosis or network troubleshooting in applications such as automotive, mining, marine, military, oil and gas exploration, military, industrial and heavy machinery, these CAN interfaces will ultimately save engineers time and money in situations that are too harsh for non-rugged devices. All products within Kvaser’s Rugged interface range boast a lightweight yet highly durable, corrosion resistant aluminum alloy housing, with a heavy-duty polyurethane coating that seals the unit and cabling to protect from dust and water ingress.

Commenting on the announcement, Lars-Berno Fredriksson, president of Kvaser AB, said: “With this release, we show that the days when ‘Rugged’ implied bulky, heavy and awkward to use are long gone. Customers will appreciate the lightweight, easy-to-hold, yet highly durable qualities of our entire range of Rugged products.”

CAN USB Interface

We know that CAN communications don’t always happen in pristine, protected environments. Engineers working in the field need tough devices—CAN interfaces that can perform in service bays, construction sites, logging operations and fields just as well as they do in the lab.

That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce two brand new ruggedized products: the Leaf Light R v2 and USBcan R v2 2xHS.

The Leaf Light R v2 is a ruggedized version of our popular Leaf Light HS v2 single-channel CAN USB interface, while the USBcan R v2 2xHS is a ruggedized version similar to our USBcan Pro 2xHS v2.

Both interfaces are designed to handle real-world conditions in the field without missing a beat. Their IP65 rating makes them both dustproof and splashproof. An operating temperature range of -40 to 70°C means they’ll have no trouble working in inhospitable environments. A lightweight aluminum housing with a polyurethane coating helps protect against damage, and tough polyurethane coated cables are engineered for years of use in demanding environments.

Besides their ruggedized characteristics, both interfaces deliver the performance you’d expect from their standard versions. That includes backwards compatibility with older hardware and compatibility with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000, DeviceNet and Kvaser CANlib.

Ready to learn more, upgrade or request a free trial? Head over to our rugged devices page and get started.

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