What items do you need for CAN (Controller Area Network)

We have received a number of queries from customers wanting to know what they need to purchase in order to interface with CAN.

Here is a basic overview of what you may need – please feel free to send us any comments or updates.

All the systems will need an OBD-II to DB9 cable. In addition to this cable check the sections below to determine the additional hardware.


Connecting with Arduino with a Shield

If you use an Arduino then you should get the CAN-BUS Shield.

Connect with Arduino with FTDI

This requires a few additional product starting with the OBD-II UART.

FTDI Breakout (if you want to connect with an FTDI cable) or Bluetooth Mate (if you wish to connect with Bluetooth).

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