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CAN-AC2-PCI - CAN Bus PCI Interface for Vehicle Electronics

VCI for communications tasks with CAN-API and D-PDU API

CAN communication interfaces are an inexpensive alternative to diagnostic interfaces. CAN-AC2-PCI and Softing’s standard CAN-API form a powerful hardware interface for communication tasks. Alternatively, the VCI can be operated with the D-PDU API.

Areas of Application

  • ECU engineering
  • Simulation
  • Test/validation


  • Active card with its own microcontroller
  • Local data buffering and preprocessing
  • 2 independent CAN bus channels
  • Additional CAN transceivers via piggybacks
  • Galvanic isolation



The CAN-API, which is standard for all CAN interfaces from Soft ing, provides powerful communicati on mechanisms for CAN applications. Local buffering and preprocessing on the VCI result in high performance and a reduction of time-critical tasks for the PC. Special automation APIs, such as CANopen and DeviceNET-API, are also available.


The standardized programming interface provides applicati ons with powerful multi-channel communication mechanisms with vehicle protocols, such as Diagnostics on CAN (ISO 15765) and UDS (ISO 14229). It also allows integration into diagnostic systems in accordance with ISO 22900 (MVCI). D-PDU API is available as an option.


The CAN-AC2-PCI interface supports two independent CAN bus channels. By combining several CAN-AC2-PCI boards (or even other CAN/EDIC® interfaces), the number of communicati on channels available on the PC system can quickly be adapted to the relevant applicati on.


The galvanic isolation of PC and vehicle interfaces enables trouble-free operation even in harsh manufacturing environments.

Order Information

Order Numbers 
CAN-AC2-PCINPCI bus interface card for 2 x CAN high-speed
CAN-AC1-PCINPCI bus interface card for 1 x CAN high-speed



Data SheetCAN-AC2-PCI - CAN Bus PCI Interface for Vehicle Electronics

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