CANUSB is an adapter (dongle) that plugs into any USB Port and gives an instant CAN connectivity. This means it can be treated by software as a standard COM Port (serial RS232 port) which eliminates the need for any extra drivers or by installing a direct driver DLL for faster communications and higher CAN bus loads. Sending and receiving can be done in standard ASCII format.
The CANUSB comes with 1m USB cable when bought from LAWICEL (same cable length as before) but USB cable length may vary if bought from dealers. One picture shows both the new and the old style CANUSB.
NOTE: This new version of CANUSB is 100% same hardware and firmware as original, but with a new enclosure since the old original enclosure with cable has become obsolete. So, no software change is needed, you as a user (or the software you use) do not need to be updated.
Please refer to www.canusb.com for more information such as datasheet, drivers and software etc.