Kvaser BlackBird SemiPro HS/HS

EAN: 73-30130-00453-5

NOTE:  The Kvaser Blackbird SemiPro HS (73-30130-00453-5) has been marked "End of Life".  Existing customers are encouraged to migrate to the Kvaser Blackbird v2 (73-30130-00671-3)

For more information, please contact us.


Kvaser BlackBird SemiPro is a high performance wireless (WLAN) communication link to the CAN bus. The wireless interface offers increased mobility and extended range of coverage for CAN bus networks. Kvaser BlackBird SemiPro is able to function over existing wireless infrastructure or in Ad Hoc mode.

Major Features

  • WLAN version 802.11b/g.
  • Encryption: WPA2/WPA/WEP128/WEP64.
  • Accessibility: Public/Private.
  • Provides the functionality of a WLAN and a USB-to-CAN bus interface in a single device.
  • Designed for USB 2.0, backward compliant with USB 1.1.
  • Rugged lightweight aluminium housing for protection against dust and moisture.
  • Messages are time-stamped and synchronized with a precision of 25 microsecond.
  • Supports both 11-bit (CAN 2.0A) and 29-bit (CAN 2.0B active) identifiers.
  • Supports silent mode for analyzing tools.
  • Polyurethane cabling for extreme environments.
  • Galvanic isolation of the CAN bus driver stage to protect the hardware.
  • Equipped with a 45 cm (17.7 in.) long CAN cable.
  • Interfaces the CAN bus via 9 pin D-SUB connector.
  • Includes DSUB 15 pin to 2xDSUB 9 pin adapter.
  • Quick and easy Plug-and-Play installation.
  • Operating voltage CAN bus (7 - 40 V DC).


  • 2-Year Warranty. See our General Conditions and Policies for details.



  • Documentation, software and drivers can be downloaded for free at www.kvaser.com/downloads.
  • Kvaser CANLIB SDK is a free resource that includes everything you need to develop software for the Kvaser CAN interfaces. Includes full documentation and many program samples, written in C, C++, C#, Delphi, and Visual Basic.
  • All Kvaser CAN interface boards share a common software API. Programs written for one interface type will run without modifications on the other interface types!
  • J2534 Application Programming Interface available.
  • RP1210A Application Programming Interface available.
  • On-line documentation in Windows HTML-Help and Adobe Acrobat format.

5-1000 kbps


Interfaces, Hardware





Current Consumption

Typical values are: 400mA if powered from the USB (~5V). 1.4W for single channel powered from the CAN bus. 1.8W for dual channel powered from the CAN bus. 2.2W for three channel powered from the CAN bus.

Error Counters Reading


Error Frame Generation


Galvanic Isolation



20 mm





Messages Per Second Receive

15000 mps

Messages Per Second Sending

15000 mps

Silent mode




Temp range

-30 °C to +85 °C

Timestamp Resolution (µs)

25 µs


Kvaser SocketCAN Device Drivers

Kvaser SocketCAN Drivers for Linux

Version V1.8.211 Download

Kvaser Linux Drivers and SDK

Linux drivers and SDK for most Kvaser devices.

Version V5.36.575 Download

Kvaser DIADEM driver

This free driver for National Instrument's DIAdem supports all CAN hardware from Kvaser.

Version V4.1.0 Download

Kvaser Drivers for Windows

Windows drivers for all our CAN hardware. Please check the release notes for information on which Windows versions are supported. The package also contains a driver for a virtual CAN bus, for testing and evaluation when you don't have access to a physical CAN bus.

Version V5.36.575 Download

Kvaser Firmware Update Tool

Firmware Update tool for most Kvaser devices.

Version V4.25.575 Download
Development Kits and Tools

Python module

The Canlib module is a Python wrapper for Kvaser CANlib SDK.

Version V1.18.846 Download

Kvaser LabView VI Library for CAN

Library for National Instrument's LabView. Version for all Kvaser CAN hardware.

Version V19.3.0 Download

Kvaser CANlib SDK

Software development kit - everything you need to develop software for the Kvaser CAN and LIN interfaces. Libraries, header files, sample programs for e.g. C, C++, C#, Visual Basic and Delphi, documentation, and more. Note: you need to download and install the appropriate device drivers separately.

Version V5.36.575 Download

Kvaser CANKing

A free of charge, general-purpose CAN bus monitor. It works with all CAN interfaces from Kvaser and also with the virtual CAN bus.

Version V6.19.155 Download

Kvaser BlackBird Users Guide

Kvaser BlackBird User's Guide

Version V4.1.0 Download

Kvaser BlackBird Getting Started Guide

Kvaser BlackBird Getting Started Guide

Version V11.2.210525 Download


Kvaser Blackbird Configuration Tutorial (Part 1)

This tutorial demonstrates how to setup the Kvaser Blackbird wireless CAN interface. Includes configuration, security, and network connection.

Kvaser Blackbird Connect Tutorial (Part 2)

This tutorial describes how to connect a configured Kvaser Blackbird device to a computer.


As well as having a premium global reseller network, Kvaser provides all it’s customers with access to a large number of tailored software that works perfectly with Kvasrer hardware.


Bus Analysis

25 Software Partners in this category

Monitor and analyze CAN messages on the bus.  Check error codes, bus speed, and more.



9 Software Partners in this category

Software and tools use to measure and fine tune CAN bus systems with precision.



14 Software Partners in this category

Software libraries and software specializing in the CANopen protocol, widely used in the Industrial Automation market and beyond.


Data Acquisition

7 Software Partners in this category

Software for data management and analysis in real-time and post-measurement. Some packages include provision for gathering video, gps and data from other sensors.



13 Software Partners in this category

Tools for developing diagnostic functionality in any system, including ECUs. These include pre-generated diagnostic software components that will help developers and engineers to create reliable diagnostic functions and sequences that work throughout the test chain.


ECU Development

12 Software Partners in this category

Development platforms that enable the design of automotive subsystems, up to entire ECU networks.


Protocol Stack

12 Software Partners in this category

Software libraries for developing CANopen slave or master devices. Available in C-code and supporting a range of MCUs, these stacks are proven in the field.


System Development

17 Software Partners in this category

Software packages that aid in the development of high-quality systems for automation, automotive, and systems integration.

Kvaser-Compatible Software Provided by 109 Software Partners

See our entire list of 52 Technical Associates over 97 countries always ready to give you fully customized support.

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