CAN FD transceiver card
Cast has released the CANFD-RxTx daughter card with the MCP2562FD transceiver. It is designed for the company’s evaluation board featuring the CAN FD core implemented in an FPGA.
This high-speed transceiver by Microchip meets the automotive requirements of CAN FD bit rates exceeding 5 Mbit/s, quiescent current, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and electrostatic discharge (ESD). It also features a low propagation delay to support long bus lengths. The daughter card developed by the engineering team in Czech Republic connects to a Cast or other CAN-compliant protocol controller via a 2 x 20 socket connector—commonly found in FPGA and micro-controller boards—and to the CAN network via 9-pin Dsub connectors. As part of the company’s CANFD-RD CAN 2.0 and CAN FD FPGA reference design, the daughter card has been successfully tested in multiple CAN FD plugfests organized by CAN in Automation (CiA). During these events, the daughter card successfully operated with bit rates exceeding 5 Mbit/s when connected to real-life networks and driven by Cast’s CAN controller IP core.
That IP core for Classical CAN, CAN FD, and TTCAN have been tested also with other CAN transceivers. This includes products from Denso Automotive, Infineon, NXP, and ON Semiconductors. Avery Design Systems Verification IP for this CAN controller core is available through Cast, in a bundle with a thirty-day free license for the VIP. The US headquartered company has provided CAN IPs for nearly ten years and its offerings ship in hundreds of thousands of customer products. The company believes its current CAN suite of Controller Core, VIP, Reference Design, and now daughter card is the most fully-featured and real-world-tested CAN IP solution on the market.
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