CAN FD chip eases design updates

-September 20, 2017

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Microchip has created what they say is the first standalone CAN FD (flexible datarate) controller chip, offering designers faster throughput than CAN 2.0 networks in automotive, industrial, and other applications. Data rates to 8 Mb/s and an SPI control interface of up to 20 Mb/s are supported. CAN 2.0 fallback is also supported.

SOIC & QFN packaging is available, with prices quoted as $1.60 at 10k units. Evaluation boards are also available.

Microchip MCP2517FD CAN FD controller
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