Reference design speeds development of CAN and Ethernet-based embedded systems

Austin, Tex. - Designers of industrial and automotive systems using the controller area network (CAN) communication protocol can now reduce development times and overall system costs by using the new CAN reference design from Motorola Inc.

08/12/2002


Austin, Tex . - Designers of industrial and automotive systems using the controller area network (CAN) communication protocol can now reduce development times and overall system costs by using the new CAN reference design from Motorola Inc . Based on a 32-bit ColdFire Version 2 integrated microprocessor-the MCF5272-this tool is designed to enable systems designers to employ Ethernet local area network technology alongside CAN technology for distributed control applications. By connecting CAN and Ethernet, factory managers will ultimately be able to monitor the factory equipment from a local PC or anywhere in the world via a remote connection. It is available as a free download from Motorola's Web site at www.Motorola.com/ColdFire .

The CAN / Ethernet reference design features:

  • Full schematics detailing the hardware design and software development ;

  • Detailed applications note describing how to design a CAN controller daughter card that plugs-in to the M5272C3 ColdFire evaluation platform; and

  • Initialization and driver software.

 

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
gmintchell@reedbusiness.com





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