Understand CAN, LIN, and FlexRay buses for automotive apps
Debugging and testing this type of network topology can be challenging and time consuming. It is therefore critical that electronics engineers working in the automotive industry become proficient at troubleshooting and debugging the serial bus architectures commonly used in automotive designs. These buses include CAN (controller area network) for mainstream powertrain communications, LIN (local interconnected network) for lower-cost electronics and FlexRay for higher-end applications.
This article compares and contrasts these three buses and then provides examples for debugging common problems that require the ability to decode the various network protocols and time-correlate network communication data with external events.
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