Kvaser U100

Kvaser U100

Product code: 01173-1

Kvaser U100 is a single channel CAN bus interface with a lightweight yet highly durable, IP67-rated housing that assures reliable protection against water and dust ingress.


Kvaser U100 is the first in a new range of interfaces that is also suited to rugged applications in marine, industrial, construction, heavy-duty, agriculture, and automotive, including electric vehicle markets.

Major features

  • Quick and easy Plug-and-Play installation;
  • IP67 rated; robust housing made in 2K molding, TPE surface on top of glass fibre reinforced polyamide;
  • Replaceable cables and flexible connectors (to protect the unit’s warranty, cables must be replaced by Kvaser);
  • 20000 msg/s, each timestamped with a resolution of 100 µs.
  • Supports both 11-bit (CAN 2.0A) and 29-bit (CAN 2.0B active) identifiers;
  • Supports High Speed CAN (ISO 11898-2) up to 1 Mbit/s;
  • Supports CAN FD up to 8 Mbit/s;
  • D-Sub 9 pin connector (other connectors available).
  • Reinforced Galvanically isolated (design tested 5000 VArms applied for 60 seconds)
  • CAN transceiver: ADM3055E;
  • Detects error frames;
  • Compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000®, SocketCAN, DeviceNet;
  • Temperature range -40 °C - +85 °C.
Other versions

  • Cod. 01266-0 ~ Kvaser U100-X1 (J1939-13 Type II connector)
  • Cod. 01267-7 ~ Kvaser U100-X2 (M12 connector)
  • Cod. 01268-4 ~ Kvaser U100-X3 (OBD-II connector)
  • Cod. 01340-7 ~ Kvaser U100-C (USB-C connector)


  • Documentation, software and drivers can be downloaded for free at kvaser.com/downloads.
  • Kvaser CANLIB SDK is a free resource that includes everything you need to develop software for the Kvaser CAN interfaces. Includes full documentation and many program samples, written in C, C++, C#, Delphi, and Visual Basic.
  • All Kvaser CAN interface boards share a common software API. Programs written for one interface type will run without modifications on the other interface types!
  • J2534 Application Programming Interface available.
  • RP1210A Application Programming Interface available.


Data sheet
Data sheet
Reference guide
User's guide


Software bundle


Meet the Kvaser U100

Innovative, Robust, CAN FD to USB Interface

The new industry standard for ruggedized CAN FD to USB communication

Designed for harsh environments with an IP65-rated rugged housing

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