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CAN FD controller eases switching to the new CAN version

CAN FD controller eases switching to the new CAN version

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt



CAN FD offers many benefits over traditional CAN 2.0 including faster data rates and data byte message expansion. The MCP2517FD CAN FD controller from semiconductor vendor Microchip can be used with any microcontroller (MCU), enabling developers to easily implement this technology without a complete system redesign. Since the adoption and transition to CAN FD is in the beginning stages, there are a limited number of CAN FD MCUs available today. In addition, changing a system MCU can come with a significant cost, increased development time and risk. MCP2517FD allows system designers to enable CAN FD functionality by adding only one external component while continuing to utilise most of their design.

 

The MCP2517FD also allows designers to easily integrate additional CAN FD channels, on top of those that may be available on an MCU. 

 

The MCP251XFD CAN FD Motherboard (Part #ADM00576), together with the MCP2517FD Click Board (Part #MIKROE-2379), provides a simple, low-cost evaluation board for implementing a CAN FD design. In addition, a firmware API written in C is available for rapid application development.

The MCP2517FD-H/SL is available in a 14-lead SOIC package for sampling and in volume production. The MCP2517FD-H/JHA is available in a 14-lead VQFN package with wettable flanks for sampling and in volume production.

 

More information: www.microchip.com/MCP2517FD

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