Connect a development system to LIN (Local Interconnect Network) using the LIN Board. The board has a MCP201 LIN transceiver with voltage regulator that supports baud rates up to 20 Kbaud. The transceiver facilitates a physical interface between an MCU and a LIN half-duplex bus. The board receives data from the development system via UART communication and converts it so that it can be sent further through the LIN network. The board also provides a half-duplex, bi-directional communication interface between a microcontroller and a serial network bus. It is used to convert CMOS/TTL logic levels to LIN logic level, and vice versa. It is designed to operate a 5V power supply only. This voltage can be used to power a device through another screw terminal. Using a third screw terminal, it connects to the LIN. The LIN features one master and up to 16 slave devices. It has jumpers, which are used to set master/slave mode and normal/alternate slope mode.
The LIN Board is an ideal choice for use in automotive and industrial applications.
- Conforming LIN bus transceiver (Compatible with LIN Spec 1.3)
- Supports baud rates up to 20 kbaud
- Interface to standard UARTs
- Wide supply voltage, 6.0
- Supported by all MikroE compilers
- Extended temperature range: -40
- Automatic thermal shutdown
- 40V load dump protected
- On-board voltage regulator (5V at 50 mA) to reduce board space
- Industry standard pin assignment
- IDC10 Connector
- Affordable price
IC/Module: MCP201 LIN Transceiver with Voltage Regulator
The MCP201 is a high-performance LIN transceiver that offers a physical interface between a microcontroller and a LIN half-duplex bus. With serial bus speeds up to 20 Kbaud, it makes a well-suited choice for industrial and automotive applications. It also offers a half-duplex, bidirectional communication interface between a microcontroller and the serial network bus. It will translate the CMOS/TTL logic levels to LIN level logic, and likewise from LIN level logic to CMOS/TTL logic levels.
Regulated Power Output
The MCP201 aboard the LIN Board has a +5V 50mA regulated power supply. Featuring a LDO design, this short-circuit protected regulator is designed to turn the regulator output off if it falls below 3.5 V. It also provides thermal shutdown protection.
How to connect the board'
LIN Board uses an IDC10 connector to connect to a development system. The power supply voltage is supplied via a screw terminal CN4, which the LIN Board regulates and decrease to 5V. This voltage can be used to power a device through another screw terminal (CN3). The board can also be connected to devices sharing LIN through CN2.
LIN Board User Manual
- LIN Board (1)