Migrating from CAN to CAN-FD using NI-XNET

Updated Dec 7, 2023



  • PXI-8512
  • PCI-8511
  • PCI-8512
  • PXIe-8510
  • PCIe-8510
  • NI-9860



I am able to use XNET driver's properly for Communication Area Network (CAN) communication to DUT ( Device Under Test ) now want to migrate to CAN with Flexible Data-Rate (CAN FD), Is it possible to do using XNET ?

This can be done by following basic steps for modifying the CAN dbc (CAN database file) for working with CAN-FD with help of NI-XNET Data Bus Editor :
1.  Open NI-XNET Data Bus Editor.   
2.  Select CAN Cluster and specify the I/O Mode to CAN FD
3Specify the FD Baud rate and Baud rate as per your application as shown in the below NI-XNET data base editor:

NI-XNET Bus Monitor needs to be configured with the same setting as mentioned above.