PLIN-USB - LIN Network to USB Adapter


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MPN: IPEH-004052

Manufacturer: Peak System Technik

Stock Status: In stock

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The PEAK-System PLIN-USB adapter connects a Windows® PC to LIN Network (ISO 17987) with 500V galvanic isolation. The adapter can be operated as a master or slave and complies to LIN (Local Interconnect Network) standards up to version 2.2. The adapter can be used with the free Windows PLIN-View Pro software, or by writing an application program using the supplied PLIN-API.

The PLIN-View PRO software allows for the viewing of incoming LIN messages, and with the use of LDF (LIN Description File), the messages can be displayed symbolically. LIN Messages can be sent out in either master or slave mode. The software accesses the LIN functionality of the PLIN-USB adapter, such as the on-board scheduler or automatic bit rate detection. Additional features include:

  • Administration and processing of schedule tables
  • Recording of LIN frames (trace)
  • Scripting to automate processing of messages


Multiple PLIN-USBs may be used on the same PC, in separate instances of the software. The PLIN-USBs are distinguished though the user assignment of a “hardware ID” that is permanently saved in adapter.


PLIN-USB Pin Diagram

Pin Assignment

1 Not Connected
2 Not Connected
3 Not Connected
7 Not Connected
8 Not Connected


  • Bit rates from 1kbps to 20kbps
  • Can be used as LIN Master or Slave (1ms master task resolution)
  • Auto bit rate, frame length and checksum type recognition
  • Autonomous scheduler with support for unconditional, event and sporadic frames
  • LIN connection short-circuit-proof against transceiver supply and ground
  • NXP TJA1028T LIN transceiver
  • Galvanic isolation on the LIN connection up to 500 V
  • Indicator LED for interface status
  • Adapter supply 5 V DC via USB port
  • Transceiver supply 6 - 28 V DC via D-Sub, pin 9
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F)
  • USB connections compatible with USB 1.1, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0
  • Includes Windows 11 & 10 Driver and PLIN-View PRO Software

Documents and Drivers


PLIN-USB User Manual


Device Driver Setup - Windows® 11 & 10
Installation package with device drivers and tools for PC interfaces. Includes tools: PEAK-Settings, CAN monitor PCAN-View, LIN monitor PLIN-View Pro, Virtual PCAN-Gateway

Device Driver Setup - Outdated Windows Versions



Baud Rate

LIN 1kbps to 20kbps (auto baud)


CE, RoHS 2, EMV (Directive 2014/30/EU)


  • 86 x 42.5 x 20.5 mm
  • Cable Length: about 60cm


IP20, Plastic Enclosure


500 V




  • LIN – pin 4
  • GND – pins 5 & 6
  • VBAT - pin 9

Power Consumption

  • USB: 30mA
  • Auxiliary supply: max 20mA at 12VDC

Product Weight

About 80g (Including cable)


  • Driver: Supports Windows 11 & 10
  • Tools: PLIN-View PRO for Windows®


LIN standard 2.2, downward compatible

Temperature Range

  • Storage: -40ºC to 100ºC (-40ºF to 212ºF)
  • Operating: -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF)


15% to 90% (non-condensing)


NXP TJA1028T/3V320

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