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Dual CAN for automotive applications

Atlantik Elektronik (Germany) has presented the Nuvoton NUC230/240 series. The MCU module comes with a 32-bit ARM Cortex, which provides two CAN interfaces.

The MCU comes with two CAN interfaces (Photo: Atlantik Elektronik)

FOLLOWING THE LAUNCH OF THE NUMICRO NUC130/140 CAN PRODUCTS, the company has enhanced its portfolio with the NUC230/240 generation of Nuvoton (subsidiary of the Chinese memory manufacturer Winbond). Amongst other features this series offers two CAN interfaces.

The series with embedded ARM Cortex M0 core runs at up to 72 MHz and offers up to 128 KiB flash program memory, 16 KiB SRAM, and 4 KiB flash loader memory for in-system- and in-application programming. The micro-controllers feature up to six high-speed UARTs, USB 2.0 FS Device, up to three LINs, 83 General-purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs), timers, real-time clock, SPI/Microwire, I²C, I²S, PWM, PS/2, 12-bit A/D converter, analog comparator, low-voltage reset and brown-out detector. Depending on the application and required interfaces LQFP48, LQFP64, or LQFP100 packages can be chosen.

"Due to the wide operating voltage range from 2,5 V to 5,5 V and the extended industrial temperature range of -40 °C to +105 °C, the Nuvoton NUC230/240 series is ideal suited for industrial control as well as security and communication systems and also the field of automotive application, where the two CAN interfaces come in handy," said Ottmar Flach, General Manager of Atlantik Elektronik.

The Nutiny-SDK-NUC240, a development kit, supports the NUC230/240 series with Keil's RVMDK (Real view micro-controller development kit), IAR's EWARM evaluation development environment, and includes project manager, editor, compiler tools, and debugger. The series has been developed to meet customers' requirements to connect to peripherals. Nuvoton guarantees a minimum availability of 10 years for the 32-bit MCUs. For the near future the company will continue to expand their product portfolio with a focus on cost-efficiency to further enhance their market position and competitiveness.