8-Bit MCU handles CAN FD messaging

8-Bit MCU handles CAN FD messaging

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By providing a new MCU chip, Microchip Technology is meeting the demand for higher bandwidth and flexible data rates in upcoming automotive applications such as security and communications. The PIC18 microcontrollers are designed for CAN and CAN FD protocols and feature a comprehensive set of Core-Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that can perform a variety of tasks without requiring CPU intervention. This saves time and costs when connecting systems to a CAN-FD network.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt


The PIC18-Q84 series provides a simple solution for transferring sensor data to a CAN-FD bus without the need for gateways or sophisticated network switching techniques. In addition, configurable CIP allows the creation of custom hardware-based functions for automotive and industrial designs with near-zero latency. No additional code is required. Available peripherals include a 32-bit cyclic redundancy check with scan (CRC/SCAN), a Windowed Watchdog Timer (WWDT) for functional safety and an industry standard JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) interface for testing and debugging.

Microchip provides developers with a range of tools for the PIC18-Q84 MCUs, including a Curiosity Nano Development Board and a Curiosity High Pin Count (HPC) Development Board. A plug-in module (PIM) is also available for the automotive networking development board and for use with Microchip development boards. The software includes Microchip’s MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC).

More information: https://www.microchip.com/design-centers/8-bit/pic-mcus/device-selection/pic18-q84-product-family


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