Microchip’s New Family of High-Speed CAN Transceivers Are Low Power and Highly Robust

  Microchip’s New Family of High-Speed CAN Transceivers Are Low Power and
  Highly Robust

     MCP2561/2 Transceivers Meet the Stringent EMC Requirements of Global
                               Automotive OEMs

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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- June 24, 2013

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced
a new family of High-Speed (HS) CAN transceivers, the MCP2561/2. These new
devices serve as an interface between a CAN protocol controller and the
physical two-wire CAN bus. The new family of transceivers meet CAN
specification requirement “GIFT ICT Group Conformance Test Specification V1.0”
as verified by C&S Group GmbH in addition to other global automotive
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements such as “Hardware
Requirements for LIN, CAN and FlexRay™ Interfaces in Automotive Applications,”
Version 1.3, May 2012 as verified by IBEE. Customers can have confidence in
CAN conformance and high robustness increasing ease of development and system

The new family of MCP2561/2 transceivers provides two device options. The
MCP2561 is an HS CAN transceiver in an 8-pin package and features a SPLIT pin.
The SPLIT pin helps to stabilize common mode in biased split termination
schemes. The MCP2562 is also an HS CAN transceiver available in an 8-pin
package and features a Vio pin. The Vio pin can be tied to a secondary supply
in order to internally level shift the CAN transceiver digital I/Os for easy
microcontroller interfacing. This is beneficial when a system is using a
microcontroller at a Vdd less than 5V (for example, 1.8V or 3.3V) and
eliminates the need for an external level translator, decreasing system costs
and complexities.

The transceivers have an industry low standby current consumption (<5 µA
typical) helping meet automotive Electronic Control Unit (ECU) low-power
budget requirements. Both parts are also available in 8-lead PDIP, SOIC and
3x3 mm DFN (leadless) package types allowing for development flexibility and
offering alternatives for space limited application boards. Additionally, the
devices support both Extended (E): −40°C to +125°C and High (H): −40°C to
+150°C temperature ranges providing customers the ability to use one part
across various CAN connected applications.

The MCP2561/2 CAN transceivers are well suited for a wide range of
applications in the automotive  market including power train, body and
convenience, diagnostics, safety and security and the industrial market,
including manufacturing, construction and agriculture, among others.

“The automotive and industrial CAN markets continue to demand higher
performance, lower power consumption, more flexibility all in a cost-effective
solution,” said Bryan J. Liddiard, marketing vice president of Microchip’s
Analog and Interface Products Division. “Microchip’s new family of CAN
transceivers meets global EMC requirements with up to 14kV ESD performance,
offers an industry low standby current, and is available in small form factor
device options. Combining PIC^® microcontroller, analog and connectivity
portfolios, Microchip can help solve customers’ problems and provide complete

Pricing & Availability

The MCP2561 transceivers are available now for sampling and volume production
in 8-pin PDIP, SOIC, DFN 3 mm x 3 mm packages starting at $0.63 each, in
10,000-unit quantities. The MCP2562 transceivers are available now for
sampling and volume production in 8-pin PDIP, SOIC, DFN 3 mm x 3 mm packages
starting at $0.63 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or
authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at
http://www.microchip.com/get/2REU. To purchase products mentioned in this
press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized
distribution partners.


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Tags / Keywords: CAN transceiver, CAN, EMC, LIN, ECU, Automotive,
Connectivity, In-vehicle, networking


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