Windows interface for the USBCAN devices supporting up to 2 channels based on the
particular product. There is support for the devices also on Linux through the SocketCAN interface and for Windows using this
The interface requires installation of the USBCAN32.dll library. Download and install the driver for specific SYSTEC device.
The interface supports following devices:
Multiport CAN-to-USB G3,
UcanBus(channel, can_filters=None, **kwargs)¶
The CAN Bus implemented for the SYSTEC interface.
bitrate (int) – Channel bitrate in bit/s. Default is 500000.
device_number (int) – The device number of the USB-CAN. Valid values: 0 through 254. Special value 255 is reserved to detect the first connected device (should only be used, in case only one module is connected to the computer). Default is 255.
state (can.bus.BusState) – BusState of the channel. Default is ACTIVE.
receive_own_messages (bool) – If messages transmitted should also be received back. Default is False.
rx_buffer_entries (int) – The maximum number of entries in the receive buffer. Default is 4096.
tx_buffer_entries (int) – The maximum number of entries in the transmit buffer. Default is 4096.
ValueError – If invalid input parameter were passed.
can.CanError – If hardware or CAN interface initialization failed.
create_filter(extended, from_id, to_id, rtr_only, rtr_too)¶
Calculates AMR and ACR using CAN-ID as parameter.
extended (bool) – if True parameters from_id and to_id contains 29-bit CAN-ID
from_id (int) – first CAN-ID which should be received
to_id (int) – last CAN-ID which should be received
rtr_only (bool) – if True only RTR-Messages should be received, and rtr_too will be ignored
rtr_too (bool) – if True CAN data frames and RTR-Messages should be received
Returns list with one filter containing a “can_id”, a “can_mask” and “extended” key.
Flushes the transmit buffer.
can.CanError – If flushing of the transmit buffer failed.
Sends one CAN message.
When a transmission timeout is set the firmware tries to send a message within this timeout. If it could not be sent the firmware sets the “auto delete” state. Within this state all transmit CAN messages for this channel will be deleted automatically for not blocking the other channel.
Shuts down all CAN interfaces and hardware interface.
Return the current state of the hardware
The simplest configuration would be:
interface = systec channel = 0
Python-can will search for the first device found if not specified explicitly by the
device_number parameter. The
channel are the only mandatory
parameters. The interface supports two channels 0 and 1. The maximum number of entries in the receive and transmit buffer can be set by the
tx_buffer_entries, with default value 4096
set for both.
bitrate(default 500000) Channel bitrate in bit/s
device_number(default first device) The device number of the USB-CAN
rx_buffer_entries(default 4096) The maximum number of entries in the receive buffer
tx_buffer_entries(default 4096) The maximum number of entries in the transmit buffer
state(default BusState.ACTIVE) BusState of the channel
receive_own_messages(default False) If messages transmitted should also be received back
The interface and driver supports only setting of one filter per channel. If one filter
is requested, this is will be handled by the driver itself. If more than one filter is
needed, these will be handled in Python code in the
recv method. If a message does
not match any of the filters,
recv() will return None.
The driver supports periodic message sending but without the possibility to set
the interval between messages. Therefore the handling of the periodic messages is done
by the interface using the