CAN transceivers are robust for industrial comms systems

Isolated controller area network (CAN) transceivers from Maxim Integrated can increase the uptime of industrial systems, claims the company.

The MAX14878, MAX14879, and MAX14880 2.75 and 5.0kV family of high-speed transceivers integrates up to 5.0kV integrated galvanic isolation with fault protection and ±15kV human body model (HBM) electrostatic discharge (ESD) to increase uptime in harsh and noisy environments.

The transceivers operate up to the maximum high-speed CAN data rate of 1Mbit per second and feature ±54V fault protection on receiver inputs. Available in industry-compatible pin-outs, the transceivers are packaged in a wide-body 16-pin SOIC package with 8.0mm of creepage and clearance and operate over the -40 to +125 degree C temperature range.

CAN is widely deployed in various industrial applications, but operators face challenges, as they require integrated isolation and a robust interface to withstand the noisy environments encountered in the industrial sector. They can also risk communication failures through faults/shorts on the transceiver inputs, system robustness against ESD strikes, and large ground shifts in industrial environments.  

The MAX14878, MAX14879, and MAX14880 isolated transceivers are claimed to provide the highest level of ESD protection. Jeff de Angelis, managing director of Business Management at Maxim Integrated says: “Designers can easily upgrade their systems through integrated features that increase uptime with robust communication.”

To evaluate the transceivers, Maxim Integrated also offers the MAX14880EVKIT# evaluation kit.

Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries.

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