CAN Controller DO-254 IP Core

The CAN Controller implements a Controller Area Network as specified in the ISO 11898 Part 1 and in the CAN Specification Version 2.0.

The Controller Area Network (CAN) is a serial communications protocol which efficiently supports distributed real-time control with a very high level of security.

Its domain of application ranges from high speed networks to low cost multiplex wiring. In automotive electronics, engine control units, sensors, anti-skid-systems, etc. are connected using CAN with bit rates up to 1 Mbit/s. At the same time it is cost effective to build into vehicle body electronics, e.g. lamp clusters, electric windows etc. to replace the wiring harness otherwise required.

The CAN Controller has been developed to DAL A according to the DO-254 / ED-80 and is accompanied by a Certification Kit. For lower DAL levels reduced documentation sets are available. The core is also available as a netlist for DAL D or projects not needing the full RTL source.

The CAN Controller is already being used in two programs: a civil rotorcraft and a civil large airplane, both as DAL A.

Can IP Core

CAN Controller Key Features:

  • Design Assurance Level A according to RTCA DO-254/ED-80 (April, 2000)
  • Fully compliant to Bosch’s CAN Specification 2.0 (Sep 1991)
  • Time Triggered Communication (TTC) support according to ISO 11898-1 (2003-12-01)
  • Tested as specified in the ISO 16845 (2004-03-15)
  • Single clock domain fully synchronous design
  • Configurable data rate up to 1 Mbit/s
  • Interfaces to standard transceivers without additional logic
  • Simple interface to user’s logic
  • TMR coded for SEU immunity (optional)
  • Technology independent (can be synthesized to any FPGA/CPLD vendor)