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Product Line: CAN

Version: 15.0

Release date: 08-18-2015

Software type: Driver

Operating system: PharLap; Windows 10; Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP 32-bit


NI-CAN 15.0 replaces all former versions of NI-CAN. To learn more about what is new in NI-CAN 15.0, please refer to the readme.htm file.


Supported Operating Systems

You must install and run this version of the NI-CAN software on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista Business edition, Service Pack (SP) 1 or greater (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP (32-bit) SP3 or later

The NI-CAN installer does not support Windows NT/Me/2000/98/95.

Supported Hardware

This version of the NI-CAN software supports the following National Instruments hardware products on Windows and LabVIEW RT:

  • PCI-CAN, PCI-CAN/2 (High-Speed; Series 1 and 2)
  • PCI-CAN/LS, PCI-CAN/LS2 (Low-Speed/Fault-Tolerant; Series 1 and 2)
  • PCI-CAN/DS, (Dual Speed: Port-1 High-Speed, Port-2 Low-Speed; Series 1)
  • PCI-CAN/XS, PCI-CAN/XS2, (Software-Selectable HS/LS/SW; Series 2)
  • PXI-8460, one-port or two-port (Low-Speed/Fault-Tolerant; Series 1 and 2)
  • PXI-8461, one-port or two-port (High-Speed; Series 1 and 2)
  • PXI-8462, (Dual Speed: Port-1 High-Speed, Port-2 Low-Speed; Series 1)
  • PXI-8464, one-port or two-port (Software-Selectable HS/LS/SW; Series 2)

This version of the NI-CAN software supports the following National Instruments hardware products on Windows:

  • USB-8472 (Low-Speed/Fault-Tolerant CAN)
  • USB-8472s (Low-Speed/Fault-Tolerant CAN with synchronization)
  • USB-8473 (High-Speed CAN)
  • USB-8473s (High-Speed CAN with synchronization)
  • USB-8476 (LIN)
  • USB-8476s (LIN with synchronization)
  • PCMCIA-CAN, PCMCIA-CAN/2 (Series 1 and 2)

Note: PCMCIA-CAN and PCMCIA-CAN/2 interfaces are not supported on the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.

Several National Instruments Series 1 CAN hardware products are not supported in this version of NI-CAN. Install NI-CAN version 2.2 for support of the following hardware products (available on

  • PCI-CAN, (pre-1998 CAN card, part numbers 183887A-01 and 183887B-01)
  • PCI-CAN/2, (pre-1998 CAN card, part numbers 183887A-02 and 183887B-02)
  • PCMCIA-CAN, (pre-1998 CAN card, part numbers 184272A-01, 184272B-01, and 184272C-01)
  • PCMCIA-CAN/2, (pre-1998 CAN card, part numbers 184272A-02, 184272B-02, and 184272C-02)

Install NI-CAN version 2.1.3 for support of the following AT (ISA) hardware products (available on

  • AT-CAN
  • AT-CAN/2 (ISAPNP cards; High Speed; Series 1)

The NI-CAN software supports only National Instruments CAN hardware products. For information about software for CAN products from other vendors, refer to the documentation you received with those products.

Supported Development Environments

This version of the NI-CAN software supports the following development environments:

  • LabVIEW 2012 (32-bit), LabVIEW 2013 (32-bit), LabVIEW 2014 (32-bit), and LabVIEW 2015 (32-bit)
  • LabVIEW Real-Time (ETS) 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • LabWindows/CVI 8.0 (or newer)
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
  • Microsoft Visual C/C++ 6.0
  • Borland C/C++

Installation Instructions

Execute the NI-CAN1500.exe file. The self-extracting executable will create the installation files necessary for installing NI-CAN and then start the installation. After the installation completes, you may delete the installation image to recover disk space. You should not delete the installation image if you wish to be able to modify or repair the installation in the future.

Supported hardware

The following devices are supported for use with this download:

  • PCI-CAN Series 2
  • PCI-CAN/2
  • PCI-CAN/2 Series 2
  • PCI-CAN/LS Series 2
  • PCI-CAN/LS2 Series 2
  • PCI-CAN/XS Series 2
  • PCI-CAN/XS2 Series 2
  • PCMCIA-CAN Series 2
  • PCMCIA-CAN/2 Series 2
  • PXI-8460/1
  • PXI-8460/1 Series 2
  • PXI-8460/2
  • PXI-8460/2 Series 2
  • PXI-8461/1
  • PXI-8461/1 Series 2
  • PXI-8461/2
  • PXI-8461/2 Series 2
  • PXI-8462
  • PXI-8464/2 Series 2
  • USB-8472
  • USB-8472s
  • USB-8473
  • USB-8473s
  • USB-8476
  • USB-8476s

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