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Mectric Motorsport Electronics



USB to CAN-FD Interface, Galvanically Isolated, PCAN Compatible

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The MCAN-FD is a powerful USB to CAN interface designed for the automotive aftermarket industry.

Designed in collaboration with PEAK-System Technik GmbH to give maximum compatibility and a rich feature set. MCAN-FD is compatible with all PEAK-System software, drivers and API, with additional features available when connected to Mectric software.


  • USB-C Connector (High Speed USB 2.0 Interface)
  • CAN 2.0A/2.0B/FD Compatible (up to 5 Mbps)
  • Galvanic isolation of CAN from USB/PC
  • Software switchable CAN bus termination
  • Silent/Listen Only mode
  • Bus load and status monitoring
  • Automotive Deutsch DTM connector
  • USB Powered

Product Datasheet

  • PEAK-System CAN to USB hardware
  • Compatible with all Mectric MSE software and CAN devices
  • 100% compatible with the USB device drivers and software from PEAK-System
  • Compatible with any software that uses the PCAN-Basic API
  • Galvanic Isolation of CAN bus (no electrical connection of vehicle to USB or PC)
  • Onboard CAN Bus termination, software switchable with Mectric software or PCAN API
  • Silent/Listen Only mode, software switchable with Mectric software or PCAN API
  • High-speed USB 2.0 (compatible to USB 1.1 & 3.0)
  • FPGA implementation of the CAN FD controller
  • Complies with CAN specifications 2.0 A/B and FD
  • CAN FD support for ISO and Non-ISO standard switchable
  • CAN Bitrates of to 5.0 Mbps
  • Measurement of bus load including error frames on the physical bus
  • Induced error generation for incoming and outgoing CAN messages
  • USB powered with internal buck/boost regulators to ensure guaranteed internal 5.0V and 3.3V supplies
  • 5V supply voltage monitoring (available to Mectric software)
  • Firmware update via USB
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to +85 °C (-40 to +185 °F)


PCAN Compatibility

Because the Mectric MCAN-FD is built using PEAK-System USB to CAN-FD hardware it is 100% compatible with the USB device drivers and software range from PEAK-System. This allows unparalleled flexibility and and a software tool catalogue that spans countless vendors and devices. 

In addition the MCAN-FD is compatible with the PCAN-Basic API, a freely available code library that allows users to create software that interfaces directly with the MCAN-FD device (and any other PCAN based device).


Galvanic Isolation

The CAN bus is electrically isolated from the USB/PC interface. This safeguards the USB device and connected PC from electrical damage that might be caused by the vehicle or vehicle wiring and visa-versa.

Note: In order for CAN communications to work in and isolated system, the CAN bus facing side of the MCAN-FD device must have it’s ground reference connected to the vehicle/CAN ground plane via pin 1 on the 3 pin DTM connector.


Bus Termination

The MCAN-FD contains a software selectable bus termination circuit.

In situations where the connected CAN bus is under-terminated or the MCAN-FD is connected directly to a CAN node, the internal 120R bus termination circuit can be enabled.


Silent Mode

The MCAN-FD can be put into silent or listen only mode. In this mode, the CAN PHY does not set ACK bits and does not transmit messages. It will appear invisible to other CAN nodes.



Peak PCAN drivers can be found here.



MectriCal can be found here.

Peak Software can be found here.

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