Because of the steadily increasing demand for data exchange between electronic control units (ECUs) in modern vehicles, the automotive industry is using networks like CAN (Controller Area Network), LIN (Local Interconnect Network) and FlexRay™ protocol-based bus systems.
FlexRay™ is offering the fastest data-rate, covering safety related applications with high bandwidth requirement.
CAN (Controller Area Network) is used in networks where the exchange between modules requires a medium data-rate. The latest newly established CAN FD (Flexible Data-rate) protocol for faster CAN communication up to 5Mbit/s and CAN PN (Partial Networking) for improved energy efficiency are representing the latest trend.
LIN (Local Interconnect Network) protocol-based bus system is mainly used for data exchange of comfort related functions or signaling with low data-rate requirement.
Infineon offers a broad product range of automotive transceivers for the different in-vehicle bus segments like FlexRay, CAN as well as LIN.
In complex automation, building & power control, security, manufacturing, lighting and medical systems, each peripheral system component needs to communicate to a main control unit and to other peripherals via a reliable communication bus. In particular CAN is proven to be the most adequate, reliable and cost efficient communications standard in such kind of industrial applications. Our industrial CAN transceivers provide proven quality, a reliable track record and high robustness with regards to EMI. ISO compliance is guaranteed.
Our industrial transceiver IFX1050G has been optimized for high speed communication providing the highest reliability, whereas the IFX1050GVIO addresses microcontrollers with 3,3V logic IOs. The IFX1040 provides in addition bus wake up functionality. Our industrial transceiver product portfolio most recently has been complemented with CAN transceivers complying with flexible data rate standards.
IFX1051LE and IFX1051SJ have been designed for data rates up to 2MBit/s and provide features which make them suitable for large industrial CAN networks. Advanced tiny packages do come along.