Automotive isolated CAN and power front end reference design


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This reference design demonstrates reinforced isolated CAN communication, which is widely used in automotive environments, in a small footprint. In hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV/EVs), a high-voltage network is floating with respect to the chassis ground. Isolation is required for the power and communication channels interfaced between floating high- to low-voltage systems. This reference design has a low transmission delay which reduces the loop delay and supports higher baud rates of the CAN.

  • Integrated CAN and digital isolator (ISO1042-Q1)
  • Low-loop delay (typically 139 ηs) to support high-speed arbitration rates
  • Inbuilt reinforced digital isolation
  • ±70-V bus fault protection
  • Compliant with ISO 11898-2 CAN standard
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Reference design overview and verified performance test data


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* Design guide Automotive Isolated CAN and Power Front End Reference Design Dec. 10, 2018

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