Send and receive messages over CAN bus

Controller Area Network (CAN network) is a vehicle bus standard that allows microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other within a vehicle. CAN is a message-based protocol originally designed for automotive applications, but it is also used in other areas such as industrial automation.

Common tasks for interacting with a CAN network include:

  • Connecting your PC to your CAN network using a variety of supported CAN interface hardware
  • Sending and receiving messages using XCP protocol
  • Filtering CAN messages
  • Using CAN database files to encode and decode messages
  • Generating code from CAN Simulink blocks

For more information, see MATLAB®, Simulink®, and Vehicle Network Toolbox™.

Software Reference

See also: data acquisition, test and measurement