How Can I Use the NI-CAN Channel API with USB-CAN Hardware?

Updated May 14, 2018

Reported In


  • USB-8473

Issue Details

I know that the USB-CAN hardware supports all Frame API functionality with the exception of CAN Objects. However, I would like to use my USB-CAN device with a channel database file which uses the Channel API. How can I display CAN data as channels or write channel data with my USB-CAN device?


You can use the CAN Frame to Channel Conversion Library to convert frame data into channel data for display or to send specific channels from your channel database file.

The User Guide provides information regarding installation, limitations of the library, and documentation of the API.