As part of the NI-XNET family, the C Series NI 9861 CAN and NI 9866 LIN interfaces from National Instruments provide such productivity advantages as hardware-accelerated messaging and onboard processing. Capable of up to 125kbps full bus load communication without dropping frames, the single-port CAN interface module features integrated CAN database support for importing, editing and using signals from FIBEX, .DBC and .NCD files. The single port LIN-module integrates support for LDF databases as well as master/slave support and hardware-timed scheduling for master tasks. It handles up to 20kbs full bus load communications without dropping frames. The modules can be used with the same NI LabVIEW or ANSI C/C++ software code on a variety of platforms including NI CompactDAQ, CompactRIO, PXI and PCI. Project reuse saves time. Offering native support in NI VeriStand real-time test development software, both modules support synchronization and triggering with other CompactRIO and NI CompactDAQ modules. NI CompactDAQ offers a platform for portable in-vehicle network communication, in-vehicle logging and basic automotive electronics communication in a USB, Wi-Fi or Ethernet form factor. The NI-XNET family provides a common programming interface for multiple automotive networks such as CAN, LIN and FlexRay. With NI-XNET interfaces, applications for prototyping, simulating and testing these networks can be developed faster and more easily in LabVIEW and LabVIEW Real-Time software as well as ANSI C/C++.The interfaces combine the performance and flexibility of low-level microcontroller interfaces with the speed and power of Windows and LabVIEW Real-Time OS development. They can easily be integrated with desktop real-time PCs and real-time PXI systems.