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Development Resources and Other Options Providing Comprehensive System Solutions CAN/LIN Development Tools With easy-to-use development systems and application notes, Microchip provides a total CAN/LIN solution that enables low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for high performance embedded designs. LIN Serial Analyzer Development System (APGDT001) CAN BUS Analyzer (APGDT002) The LIN and CAN analyzer development tools enables a PC to communicate with the LIN and CAN buses. The PC program uses a graphical user interface to enter and display message frames occurring on theuni00A0target bus, allowing for Other Connectivity Options easy debug. The tools can also be used While the most sophisticated protocols and interfaces as an active node on a bus to send and tend to garner a significant amount of attention, a receive messages, therefore reducing number of simpler connectivity options are and will the application development time. remain the embedded interconnects of choice for many deeply embedded applications. Microchip’s focus on the CAN/LIN PICtail Plus Daughter Board (AC164130-2) embedded market ensures an ongoing commitment to This daughter board can be used with support all of the connectivity solutions utilized by leading the Explorer 16 Development board and designers, including the microcontroller peripherals, various PIMs featuring 16- and 32-bit application notes and software necessary to implement MCUs with CAN peripherals, or the PIC18 robust, highly reliable embedded networks. Explorer board with the PIC18F66K80 PIM to facilitate rapid implementation and evaluation of RS-485 Protocol CAN and LIN applications. The RS-485 protocol is typically used as a more feature- rich alternative to RS-232. The protocol enables longer PICkit 28-pin LIN Demonstration Board (DM164130-3) distance between nodes and higher data rates. Any The PICkit 28-pin LIN demo board enables PIC microcontroller with an on-board UART can support a quick start in developing and debugging RS-485 communication. Many PIC microcontrollers include applications with the LIN drivers. The kit enhanced peripherals with an RS-485 mode. includes a 28-pin socket which supports various PIC16F devices, includes a LIN IrDA Protocol transceiver, plus a generous prototype area The IrDA protocol provides many portable devices with an with various indicator LEDs and buttons to affordable, short distance optical data communications support the test and debug of the application. link. IrDA can be implemented on many Microchip MCUs using Microchip's free-of-charge IrDA software stack. In PICDEM CAN-LIN 3 Demonstration Board addition, Microchip offers UART to IrDA protocol converter (DM163015) products (MCP2140A, MCP2150) to enable any system to The PICDEM CAN-LIN 3 demo board is easily add IrDA wireless connectivity. an easy way to discover the power of Microchip’s CAN and LIN products. The IrDA PICtail Plus Daughter Board (AC164124) board demonstrates the main features of Enables IrDA connectivity when used the 64-pin TQFP PIC18F6680 and 80-pin with the Explorer 16 development board TQFP PIC18F8680 devices, including those features of the (DM240001). integrated CAN module. In addition, the board employs a LIN sub-network using Microchip's 20-pin SSOP PIC18F1320 and MCP201 LIN Bus. MCP2140 Wireless Temperature Sensor LIN Software Library Demonstration Board (MCP2140DM-TMPSNS) Demonstrates the communication of LIN Data Link Layer firmware can be downloaded temperature data to a primary device (PDA free-of-charge from Microchip’s web site. Many third or PC with IR port) via IrDA. party companies also offer LIN Data Link Layer firmware, providing additional design options. www.microchip.com/can Graphics Quick Reference Guide 7


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