2016 INPA K+CAN Cable Switch & FT232RQ Chip

This is the basic instruction on BMW INPA K+CAN FT232RQ Chip that works on BMW with 8 pin and K-line protocol. This newest device is popular with users in a short time.

The introduction about INPA K+CAN includes the following parts:


-Vehicle List


-Support Protocols

2016 New K+CAN interface vs.OldK+CAN interface

-Outlook (a BMW INPA K+CAN Cable and a CD Drive)




-Vehicle list

BMW INPA K+CAN allows full diagnose of BMW from 1998 to 2008.

1. Read and delete errors
2. Adaptations
3. Driver programming
4. Applu coding
– And others…

-Support Protocols
1) Fast magisterial D-CAN and PT-CAN (500 kbit/s)

In which D-CAN supports the following vehicle
* E60, E61 od 03/2007
* E83 od 09/2006
* E81, E87 od 03/2007
* E90, E91, E92, E93 od 03/2007
* E70 (new model X5)
* R56 (new model MINI)

Moreover, PT-CAN is fully switchable speed of magisterial CAN which means you can diagnose driver without any car.

2)Slow magisterial K-CAN (100 kbit/s)

K-CAN has the same feature as PT-CAN above.

3)Standard BMW protocol (BMW OBD interface).

This protocol supports older cars from 1995 to 1998 (don’t need K-line) and from 1998 to 03/2008 (all models)

– 2016 New K+CAN interface vs. OldK+CAN interface

  • Different chips. New K+CAN interface equipped with FT232RQ chip.

Old K+CAN equipped with FT232RL chip.

  • A new switch:The switch on this cable to left is for 7 pin, to right for 8 pin.
    The new K+CAN interface with 8 pin can diagnose K-line BMW, while the old K+CAN cables cannot do it.