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CAN FD solution bundle

Cast and Avery Design Systems have partnered. They deliver a pre-configured and pre-verified solution bundle for system developers needing a CAN FD controller for automotive and industrial applications.

Block diagram of the CAN and CAN FD Controller Core from Cast (Photo: Cast)

The CAN Bus Solution Bundle includes the CAN and CAN FD controller core from Cast (US) and the CAN-Xactor VIP CAN and CAN FD verification suite from Avery (US), along with a one-month free license for CAN-Xactor. Available now through Cast, the bundle is pre-configured to give system developers a way to evaluate the CAN IP against all applicable industry specifications. A license offered through Cast or Avery allows developers to use the same VIP suite to verify the correct operation of the CAN network as their system development progresses.

The CAN controller core in the bundle was developed by Fraunhofer IPMS and licensed and supported by Cast. It was among the first soft IP cores available for Asics and FPGAs. Running on Cast’s CAN FD reference design, it has already undergone the real-world-like testing of three CAN In Automation (CiA) plugfests. This includes proven operation with physical transceivers from all popular physical CAN FD transceivers, including those from Denso Automotive, Infineon Technologies, NXP Semiconductors, and On Semiconductor.

“We’ve already licensed this CAN design IP to more than 20 companies this calendar year who have recognized it as the most feature-rich, plug-fest-proven, transceiver-independent CAN FD controller available,” said Nikos Zervas, chief executive officer of Cast. “Now with the respected, world-class VIP from Avery bundled into this solution package, designers can get to work even quicker, confident in the correct operation of this drop-in CAN controller solution.”

The Avery CAN and CAN FD VIP suite included in the bundle supports the latest ISO specifications including the recent 11898-2 revision. It includes a set of models and compliance test suites for all modes in the specifications. The VIP was developed in native System Verilog UVM and includes traffic generation, protocol checking, and coverage.


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