Controller Area Network (CAN)  Favorite


Overview

A controller area network (CAN) is an asynchronous serial bus network that connects devices, sensors and actuators for control applications.

This multi-master communication protocol was first developed in 1986 for automotive applications needing data rates up to 1 Mbps with high data integrity.

CAN is now standardized in ISO 11898, ISO 16845 and SAE J1939 for automotive, industrial and general embedded communications.

Since 1993, we have added CAN controllers to power management chips and every 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit architecture, including Freescale automotive MCUs and QorIQ communications processors.

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