Kvaser BlackBird v2 is a high-performance wireless (WLAN) communication link for the High Speed CAN bus. More powerful and versatile a WLAN solution than Kvaser’s original BlackBird, Kvaser BlackBird v2 incorporates a new radio chip with up to 75% better range.

The BlackBird v2’s ability to leverage existing wireless infrastructure makes it ideal for replacing the cumbersome cable, accessing hard-to-reach CAN networks, or for monitoring a CANbus while in motion.



Major features:

  1. WLAN version 802.11b/g/n.
  2. IP65-rated for protection against water and dust.
  3. Responds to increased market demand for iOS and Android API with a “device-agnostic” HTTP-based REST API (more info on REST >>)
  4. Up to 75% increased range.
  5. Works in AdHoc and Infrastructure mode.
  6. Lightweight but highly rugged aluminum housing.
  7. Polyurethane cabling suitable for extreme environments.
  8. Galvanic isolation of the CAN bus driver stage to protect the hardware.
  9. Interfaces the CAN bus with a standard D-SUB connector.
  10. Configured via USB connection.
  11. Can be used as a wired interface.
  12. Operating voltage CAN bus (7 – 40 V DC).
  13. Messages are time-stamped and synchronized with a precision of 25 microseconds.


  1. Documentation, software, and drivers can be downloaded for free at
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. J2534 Application Programming Interface available.
  5. RP1210A Application Programming Interface available.
  6. On-line documentation in Windows HTML-Help and Adobe Acrobat format.
  1. Supports High Speed CAN (ISO 11898-2).
  2. Supports 11-bit and 29-bit identifiers.
  3. For configuration instructions, see User Guide, or reference the Developer Blog article, “How to connect multiple Kvaser BlackBirds“.