17/07/2014 by Kvaser

Kvaser launches application-specific versions of the Leaf Light v2

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Leading Controller Area Network (CAN) interface specialist, Kvaser AB, is pleased to announce application-specific versions of its highly popular Leaf Light v2 interface. In addition to a bare board version for embedded applications, Kvaser now has tailored versions of the Leaf Light v2 for automotive and commercial vehicle diagnostic applications.

The Kvaser Leaf Light v2 OBDII provides a simple way of connecting a PC with the on-board computer in any vehicle by means of its USB 2.0 connector and a 16-pin OBDII compliant CAN connector. Meanwhile, the Kvaser Leaf Light HS v2 J1939-13’s USB 2.0 connector and 9-pin J1939-13 compliant CAN connector suits commercial vehicle diagnostic applications. Kvaser Leaf Light v2 CB, a bare circuit board version of the Leaf Light v2 interface, is ideal for embedded applications.

Having made its name as the work-horse of USB to CAN interfaces, Kvaser’s Leaf Light product series provide reliable, low cost tools that connect any CAN network to a PC or mobile computer in applications as wide ranging as automotive, mining, marine, military, oil and gas exploration, military, industrial and heavy machinery.

All the Kvaser Leaf Light v2’s support high speed USB and can send up to 8000 messages per second, each time-stamped with 100 microsecond accuracy. Galvanic isolation, previously a more expensive option on Kvaser’s original Leaf Light, now comes as standard, enhancing protection from power surges or electrical shocks.

Used with Kvaser’s CANlib library, which is free to download from Kvaser’s website (, the Leaf Light v2 series provides application programmers with quick and easy access to the CAN network. The software, which can be used across Kvaser’s product portfolio, enables hardware initialization, bus on/off, setting of bus parameters and buffers, as well as read/write commands.

Support and Availability
The Kvaser Leaf Light v2 series is available now with free software, free software updates and free support.

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