LIN is a lower-cost, lower-speed communication protocol that complements CAN in automotive applications. It is commonly used for connecting peripheral devices, sensors, and actuators that require simpler and more economical communication interfaces. LIN finds its applications in comfort-related features like seat control, window control, lighting control, and simple dashboard displays. It provides a cost-effective alternative to CAN for non-critical systems that do not require high data rates.
Arasan’s Controller Area Network – Flexible Data-Light (CAN-FD Light) Controller IP implements the CAN FD-Light (CIA 604-1) protocol. It can be integrated into devices that require CAN-FD-Light connectivity commonly used in sensors and actuators for the automotive and industrial applications.
Arasan’s CAN-FD-Light Controller core is easy to integrate with the Host processor using AMBA-APB standard interface. This highly configurable design supports programmable Interrupts, data and baud rates, acceptance filters & buffering schemes specific to the application.
Choosing the Right CAN Bus Standard for Specific Applications
The choice of a specific CAN bus standard depends on the application requirements, including data rate, payload size, cost, and criticality. Here are some key considerations for selecting the right standard:
- Bandwidth and Data Throughput: Applications requiring high-speed data transfer and large payload sizes, such as ADAS, infotainment systems, and autonomous vehicles, would benefit from CAN FD and CAN XL due to their higher data rates and enhanced bandwidth.
- Real-Time Requirements: Safety-critical applications that demand deterministic and real-time communication, like powertrain control and chassis control, can rely on Classical CAN due to its proven reliability and fault confinement mechanisms.
- Cost Considerations: LIN is a cost-effective solution for non-critical systems and peripherals that do not require high data rates or complex communication interfaces. It provides a balance between functionality and affordability.
- Compatibility and Legacy Systems: When existing systems or networks are already based on Classical CAN, backward compatibility becomes crucial. Upgrading to CAN FD or CAN XL may require additional infrastructure changes, while maintaining Classical CAN compatibility can be a more straightforward transition.
- Future Scalability: For applications where future scalability and compatibility with emerging technologies are critical, such as advanced telematics systems, CAN XL provides an ideal choice. Its extended capabilities and larger payload sizes offer room for future growth and evolving communication requirements.
Arasan’s CAN-FD-Light Controller Core has a rigorous verification process before been made production ready. It has been verified through extensive simulation and compliance check using multiple 3rd party Verification IPs. The Coverage report is available upon request. The CAN-FD-Light Controller Core is verified during Synthesis, place and route and is ready for Plug Fests. This design can be ported to An ASIC or an FPGA design.
The design core is delivered within 90 days from purchase. Thirty days of phone and email technical support is included. Optional maintenance support options are available for purchase.
Portable & Compatible Design
The RTL design can easily be ported to any ASIC or FPGA technologies. The top-level RTL is designed to easily accommodate ASIC level and FPGA level transceivers from various vendors. Design is compatible to any CAN-XL transceiver PHY that supports ISO-11898 from major ASIC and FPGA vendors.
Arasan’s CAN-XL Core Controller is ISO-26262 ASIL-B ready. As an added option ISO-26262 ASIL-C can be provided. SRAM-ECC & End to end error detection &