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CAN FD Controller Board With High-Speed CAN Transceiver And SPI interface

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Microchip mcp2517fd-click CAN FD Controller Board

Microchip announced their MCP2517FD, a stand-alone CAN FD controller, which allows designers a simplified path to upgrade from standard CAN to CAN FD. The CAN FD controller provides an SPI interface to link it to the host controller. The CAN FD protocol offers higher data rates and payloads up to 64 byte. The MCP2517FD can be used with any micro-controller featuring SPI connectivity. Since the adoption and transition to CAN FD is in the beginning stages, there are a limited number of CAN FD capable MCUs available today. The stand-alone chip allows system designers to enable CAN FD functionality by adding only one external component while continuing to utilize the majority of their design.

The MCP251XFD CAN FD board in combination with the MCP2517FD click board provides an evaluation board for implementing a CAN FD design. In addition, a firmware API written in C is available for rapid application development. The click requires both 3.3V and 5V power supply. It communicates with the target microcontroller through the SPI interface, with additional functionality provided by the following pins on the mikroBUS™ socket: AN, PWM, INT, TX and RX.

MPC2517FD Features

  • Conforms to ISO11898-1:2015
  • Supports both CAN 2.0B and CAN FD
  • Arbitration Bit Rate up to 1 Mbps
  • Data Bit Rate up to 8 Mbps
  • Up to 20MHz SPI Clock Speed
  • 31 FIFOs configurable as transmit or receive
  • 32 Flexible Filter and Mask Objects
  • One Transmit Queue
  • 32-bit Time Stamp
  • Bus Health Diagnostics and Error Counters
  • VDD: 2.7V-5.5V
  • Active Current Max: 12mA @ 5.5V, 40 MHz CAN Clock
  • Sleep Current: 10uA, Typical
  • Temperature Range: -40C to +150C
  • Packages: VDFN14 (Wettable Flanks), SOIC14

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