CAN and LIN shield kit for automotive explorations – in distribution

August 16, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Mouser has the CY8CKIT-026 CAN and LIN Shield Kit from Cypress Semiconductor, intended to accelerate design of applications that use the Controller Area Network (CAN) and Local Interconnect Network (LIN) protocols.

The kit assists with CAN and LIN slave communication using any Arduino-compatible microcontroller-based kits that support the protocols. The kit features two CAN transceivers for high-accuracy, high-speed transmissions, two LIN transceivers, and Arduino Uno R3-compatible headers. This kit can be used with any of Cypress’s Pioneer kits such as the CY8CKIT-042 PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit, CY8CKIT-044 PSoC 4 M-Series Pioneer Kit, or FM4-176L-S6E2GM FM4 S6E2G-Series Pioneer Kit.


The CY8CKIT-026 CAN and LIN Shield Kit’s five example projects demonstrate the CAN and LIN capabilities of Cypress’ PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip and support applications with CAN and LIN slave components in the PSoC Creator Integrated Design Environment (IDE) or by altering the code examples.


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