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How to use USB CAN 8473, basic example code

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Hi all.,


I am using NI USB CAN 8473 to transmit and receive data through CAN.

I have gone through lot many pages related to this and realized that APIs will not work for USB-CAN. Can any one please tell me how to use this USB-8473.

may be an exaple program would help me. (It is not PCI it us USB, )


Thank you.

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What APIs are you talking about?

Adnan Zafar
Certified LabVIEW Architect
Coleman Technologies
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You'll need to install NI-CAN, if you have not already done so.  That is the API you can use with an 8473.  After installing it, open Measurement & Automation Explorer, and make sure you can see the 8473 under your devices.


Here's a sample VI (LabVIEW 2009) that I wrote for another developer to do basic testing of CAN communication.  You enter a CAN packet as a series of hex bytes, separated by spaces, and it will send it.  It displays any CAN packets it receives in the same format.

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