Texas Instruments Introduces MCU With EtherCAT, Ethernet, And CAN FD Connectivity
The MCU allows designers the utilization of a single chip to achieve serial connectivity, including EtherCAT, Ethernet, and CAN FD. Devices equipped with such communication ports frequently necessitate an external application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) or a dedicated host control microprocessor that restricts the versatility of the design architecture, adds complexity, and occupies physical space in the system.
By integrating three industrial communication protocols into one module, the MCU provides designers an ability to tailor one micro-controller to the individual requirements. A crucial part in accomplishing this is the connectivity manager, an ARM Cortex-M4-based sub-controller that offloads processing-intensive communications and optimizes connectivity. Furthermore, the MCU offers improved real-time control performance and higher flexibility compared to earlier C2000 series MCUs.
For electrically isolated architectures, the MCU utilizes a high-speed serial interface with eight receiving channels to expedite chip-to-chip communication at up to 200 Mbit/s using a minimum number of pins. Designers can build on this high-level of integration in CAN FD design and will quickly increase the number of available CAN FD ports by pairing them with a TI system basis chip (SBC), such as the TCAN4550 with integrated CAN FD controller and transceiver.
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