Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced a new family of High-Speed (HS) CAN transceivers, the MCP2561/2. These new devices serve as an interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus. The new family of transceivers meet CAN specification requirement “GIFT ICT Group Conformance Test Specification V1.0” as verified by C&S Group GmbH in addition to other global automotive Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements such as “Hardware Requirements for LIN, CAN and FlexRay Interfaces in Automotive Applications,” Version 1.3, May 2012 as verified by IBEE. Customers can have confidence in CAN conformance and high robustness increasing ease of development and system reliability. Features include:
- MCP2561 is an HS CAN transceiver in an 8-pin package and features a SPLIT pin.
- SPLIT pin helps to stabilize common mode in biased split termination schemes.
- MCP2562 is also an HS CAN transceiver available in an 8-pin package and features a Vio pin.
- Vio pin can be tied to a secondary supply in order to internally level shift the CAN transceiver digital I/Os.
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