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The external CAN transceiver mode on the PXI-8513 and PCI-8513 XS software selectable interfaces allows you to connect custom CAN transceivers to the NI-XNET CAN hardware. The DB-9 connector on the PXI-8513 and PCI-8513 interfaces includes five different pins to connect with the custom transceiver. Refer to Pinouts for the DB-9 pinout for external CAN transceiver. Refer to Interface:CAN:External Transceiver Config for more information about configuring the NI-XNET hardware to communicate with the custom transceiver.