CAN FD 3 Click is a add-on board based on TLE9251V CAN network transceiver, designed for HS CAN networks up to 5 Mbit/s in automotive and industrial applications. As an interface between the physical bus layer and the CAN protocol controller, the TLE9251V drives the signals to the bus and protects the microcontroller against interferences generated within the network. Given all the features its components offer, the CAN FD Click is best used for for infotainment applications, gateway modules, body control modules (BCM) or engine control units (ECUs).
CAN FD 3 Click board™ is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development.
CAN FD 3 Click features TLE9251V, a High-Speed CAN transceiver operating as an interface between the CAN controller and the physical bus medium, from Infenion. A HS CAN network is a two wire, differential network which allows data transmission rates up to 5 MBit/s. The characteristic for a HS CAN network are the two signal states on the CAN bus: dominant and recessive. The CANH and CANL pins are the interface to the CAN bus and operate as an input and output. The RxD and TxD pins are the interface to the microcontroller. The TxD pin is the serial data input from the CAN controller. The RxD pin is the serial data output to the CAN controller. The HS CAN transceiver TLE9251V includes a receiver and a transmitter unit, allowing the transceiver to send data to the bus medium and monitors the data from the bus medium at the same time.
The HS CAN transceiver TLE9251V converts the serial data stream which is available on the transmit data input TxD, into a differential output signal on the CAN bus, provided by the CANH and CANL pins. The receiver stage of the TLE9251V monitors the data on the CAN bus and converts it to a serial, single-ended signal on the RxD output pin. A logical “low” signal on the TxD pin creates a dominant signal on the CAN bus, followed by a logical “low” signal on the RxD pin. The feature, broadcasting data to the CAN bus and listening to the data traffic on the CAN bus simultaneously is essential to support the bit-to-bit arbitration within CAN networks.
The CAN FD 3 Click after powering up, the device enters one out of three operating modes .
Depending on the condition of the transmitter supply voltage VCC and the mode selection pin STB the device can enter every mode of operation after the power-up:
Based on the high symmetry of the CANH and CANL output signals, the TLE9251V provides a very low level of electromagnetic emission (EME) within a wide frequency range. The TLE9251V fulfills even stringent EMC test limits without additional external circuit, like a common mode choke for example.
In Power On Reset all functions of the TLE9251V are disabled and the device is switched off.
The TLE9251V has an integrated overtemperature detection to protect the TLE9251V against thermal overstress of the transmitter. The overtemperature protection is active in Normal-operating Mode and is disabled in all other Modes. The temperature sensor provides one temperature threshold: TJSD.When the temperature exceeds the threshold TJSD the transmitter is disabled. This overtemperature event will be signaled as logical “low” on the ERR output pin in Normal-operating Mode. After the device has cooled down, the transmitter is re-enabled and NERR returns to logical “high”. A hysteresis is implemented within the temperature sensor.
Given all the features its components offer, the CAN FD Click is best used for for infotainment applications, cluster modules, radar applications and HVAC. The onboard SMD jumper labeled as the VIO SEL is used to select which voltage rail will be used as the logic voltage level. It offers voltage selection between 3.3V and 5V so that the Click board™ can be interfaced with both the 3.3V and 5V capable MCUs. The two UART wires (RX and TX) can also be connected directly through two pins on the left edge of the board.
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