Kvaser updates market-leading Leaf Light CAN interface

25/05/2013 by Kvaser
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Evolution, not revolution: New housing and galvanic isolation as standard

Swedish CAN hardware specialist Kvaser AB is pleased to announce an updated version of its well-known Leaf Light CAN to USB interface. Evolution of the successful predecessor sees galvanic isolation become a standard feature of the new look interface, which features a sleek, ergonomically designed housing that makes the Leaf Light v2 easier to hold and to use than ever.

The Leaf Light is perhaps the easiest way to connect a computer to a CAN bus network by means of the USB 2.0 compliant connector and 9-pin D-SUB connector. Having made its name as the work-horse of USB to CAN interfaces, it provides a reliable, low cost tool for connecting any CAN network to a PC or mobile computer in applications as wide ranging as automotive, mining, marine, military, oil and gas exploration, military, industrial and heavy machinery.

The Leaf Light is one of the best-known members of Kvaser’s product line. Supporting high speed USB, it can send up to 8000 messages per second, each time-stamped with 100 microsecond accuracy. Galvanic isolation, previously a more expensive option on Kvaser’s original Leaf Light, now comes as standard on the Leaf Light v2, enhancing protection from power surges or electrical shocks. Despite these specification improvements, CAN Leaf Light v2 will be offered at the same great price, representing exceptional value for customers.

Commenting on the announcement, Lars-Berno Fredriksson, president of Kvaser AB, said: “For some ten years now, Leaf Light has been our best-selling interface. It is supported by a plethora of third party CAN tools thanks to its popularity among end users. Retaining the reliability and performance of Leaf Light that our customers have come to expect, we have comprehensively updated and enhanced the design to make Leaf Light v2 the workhorse for another decade.”

For more information on the Kvaser Leaf Light v2 interface, please click the following link: www.kvaser.com/products/leaf-light-v2

Support and Availability
The Leaf Light v2 is available now with free software, free software updates and free support.

About Kvaser:

With over 24 years of CAN development experience and more than 30 CAN-to-PC related products to its name, Kvaser AB (www.kvaser.com) is the CAN expert, bringing its deep knowledge in the field of CAN to industries that include Automotive, Avionics, Building Automation, Domestic Appliances, Hydraulic Equipment, Industrial Automation, Maritime, Medical, Military, Railway, Telecoms and Textiles.

A powerful and easy to use API that is common to all Kvaser interfaces has made Kvaser products popular among systems, as well as tool designers. Meanwhile, end users value Kvaser’s high quality, reliability and comprehensive third party support. OEM versions of Kvaser products are also available, making a cost efficient alternative to in-house development for many companies.

Kvaser is headquartered in Mölndal, Sweden, with regional offices in Mission Viejo, CA in the United States, and in Shanghai, China. Kvaser AB also has a global network of highly knowledgeable Qualified Sales Representatives and Technical Associates. To find the nearest Kvaser supplier to you, please visit www.kvaser.com

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