Dev Kit Speeds Design Of CAN & LIN Applications In Automobiles

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Cypress recently unveiled a new Arduino-compatible Shield kit that enables designers to easily design many automotive and industrial applications based on Controller Area Network (CAN) and Local Interconnect Network (LIN) communications using any Arduino-compatible microcontroller-based kits that support these protocols.

Designs of end applications are made even simpler with the use of PSoC Pioneer kit, example projects and very-easy-to-configure components in PSoC Creator software, says the company.

The new CY8CKIT-026 CAN and LIN Shield Kit features two CAN transceivers for high-accuracy, high-speed transmissions, two LIN transceivers and Arduino compatible headers. The new kit can be used with Cypress’s CY8CKIT-042 PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit and CY8CKIT-044 PSoC 4 M-Series Pioneer Kit.

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The kit includes five example projects which show how to send and receive data over the CAN bus. In one example, the status of a capacitive touch-sensing button on the Pioneer kit is sent using the CAN protocol to control LEDs at the CAN receiver.

Using the new kit, designers can quickly create their own projects with easy-to-use CAN and LIN slave components in Cypress’s PSoC Creator Integrated Design Environment (IDE) or by altering code examples provided with this kit. To speed development, minimise PCB redesigns and firmware changes, PSoC Creator works with PSoC Components, free embedded ICs represented by an icon in the IDE.

The CAN and LIN Shield Kit is currently available from Cypress and its authorized distributors for US$ 50.

Click here to view full Press release.

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