Implements a CAN bus controller that performs serial communication according to the CAN 2.0, CAN FD, and CAN XL specifications. It supports the original Bosch protocol and ISO specifications as defined in ISO 11898—including time-triggered operation (TTCAN) as specified in ISO 19898-4—and is also optimized to support the popular AUTOSAR and SAE J1939 specifications.
The CAN protocol uses a multi-master bus configuration for the transfer of frames between nodes of the network and manages error handling with no burden on the host processor. The core enables the user to set up economic and reliable links between various components. It appears as a memory-mapped I/O device to the host processor, which accesses the CAN core to control the transmission or reception of frames.
The CAN core is easy to use and integrate, featuring programmable interrupts, data and baud rates; a configurable number of independently programmable acceptance filters. ; and a generic processor interface or optionally an AMBA APB, or AHB-Lite interface. It implements a flexible buffering scheme, allowing fine-tuning of the core size to satisfy the requirements of each specific application.
The number of receive buffers is synthesis-time configurable. Two types of transmit buffers are implemented: a high-priority primary transmit buffer (PTB) and a lower-priority secondary transmit buffer (STB). The PTB can store one message, while the number of included buffer slots for the STB is synthesis-time configurable 0 to 16 slots.
The core implements functionality similar to the Philips SJA1000 working with its PeliCAN mode extensions, providing error analysis, diagnosis, system maintenance and optimization features.
The CAN core is extensively verified and proven in multiple production designs.