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CAN Transceivers

The CAN transceiver has two tasks:

  • Receiving: it adapts signal levels from the bus, to levels that the CAN Controller expects and has protective circuitry that protect the CAN Controller
  • Sending: it converts the transmit-bit signal received from the CAN Controller into a signal that is sent onto the bus

The following is a list of known manufacturers of CAN transceivers.
Not all of there products are listed but sometimes products worth mentioning. Always check the manufacturers product pages.

Manufacturers working on CAN FD capable transceivers are marked with a CAN FD smily :-) The main issue of CAN FD capable transceivers is the symmetry of the rising and the falling edges, which are required above 1 Mbit/s.

Application Notes and White Papers

Analog Devices

ADM3054 Transceiver with galvanic isolation, 3 channel iCoupler. Logic Voltage supply is 3.3V or 5V, bus voltage supply 5V. Isolation 5KVRMS. Max bit rate 1Mbit/s , temp range -40°C to +125°C. 16pin SOIC-W.
Data Sheet(pdf)


  • ATA6560 and ATA6561 Compliant with ISO11898-2, ISO11898-5 and SAEJ2284, Supporting CAN FD :-) up to 5Mbit/s. supply voltage 5 V, IO voltage 3-5 V, SO8 and DFN8 package. The March 2015 CAN Newsletter (CiA) has an article on page 16-17.


Cobham (formerly Aeroflex)

UT64CAN333x series :-). rates from 10 kbit/s to 8 Mbit/s, radiation performance of 100 krad. Suited for flight applications.

  • UT64CAN3330 sleep-mode operation ISO 11898-5.
  • UT64CAN3331 Diagnostic Loopback
  • UT64CAN3332 Auto-Baud Loopback



DMOS and ELMOS do have CAN transceivers for 11898-2/-5/-6. The companies are working on CAN FD transceivers.



MC33901 and MC34901 High-Speed CAN Transceivers for Industrial and Automotive Applications with high EMC performance and high ESD robustness and low power consumption of 8µA in stand by mode. Other features are

  • ±6kV ESD, >36Bm DPI
  • 5V and 3.3V I/O compatibility with auto-detect
  • Excellent EMC performance supports CAN FD up to 2 Mbps

Both are different in:

  • MC33901 Automotive specific built-in “Tx Dominant Timeout” feature
  • MC34901 Industrial built-in support for long-length and low baud rate networks

Holt Integrated Circuits

  • HI-3000H 1-Mbit/s CAN transceiver for avionics applications. It is specified to operate from -55 °C to +175 °C for plastic packages and -55 °C to +200 °C for the ceramic Cerdip-8 package. The component is compatible with the Arinc 825 specification and the ISO 11898-5 standard. Up to 120 nodes may be used in one CAN network.



Industrial transceivers overview Automotive Transceivers overview

For CAN High Speed applications (ISO11898-2, ISO11898-6), Infineon offers three transceivers

  • IFX1050G (for 5,0V I/O-Logiksysteme)
  • IFX1050GVIO (for 3,3V I/O-Logiksysteme)
  • IFX1051LE ???
  • IFX1040SJ (with Wakeup-functionality).
  • TLE6250 up to 1 Mbit/s
  • TLE9250 series will support bit-rates up to 5 Mbit/s :-) (CiA info)

Fault Tolerant Low Speed CAN-Transceiver (ISO11898-3)

  • IFX1054G is suited for applications requiring fault tolerance robustness at lower data rate

System Basis Chip

  • TLE826x with high speed CAN transceiver
  • TLE9267 with selective wake-up CAN transceiver. IC developed for door control units.
  • TLE9278 chip features four CAN transceivers qualified for 5 Mbit/s. :-) (CiA info)

Linear Technology

  • LTC2875 high speed, low power CAN transceiver operating on 3.3V or 5V
    • Protected from Overvoltage Line Faults to ±60V
    • High Speed Operation Up to 4Mbps
    • ±25kV ESD Interface Pins, ±8kV All Other Pins
    • Variable Slew Rate Driver with Active Symmetry Control and SPLIT Pin for Low Electromagnetic Emission (EME)
    • Extended Common Mode Range (±36V)
    • Current Limited Drivers and Thermal Shutdown
    • Transmit Data (TXD) Dominant Timeout Function
    • Up to –55°C to 125°C available
    • 3mm × 3mm 8-Lead DFN and SO-8 Packages


  • MCP2542FD/4FD CAN FD Transceiver with Wake-Up on CAN activity, Optimized for CAN FD at 2, 5 and 8 Mbps Operation, Maximum propagation delay 120 ns, Loop delay symmetry -10%/+10% (2 Mbps), ( PDF) :-)
  • MCP2542WFD/4WFD CAN FD Transceiver with Wake-Up Pattern (WUP) Option, Optimized for CAN FD at 2, 5 and 8 Mbps Operation, Maximum propagation delay 120 ns, Loop delay symmetry -10%/+10% (2 Mbps), Wake-up on Pattern (WUP) as specified in ISO11898-2:2015, 3.6 μs activity filter time. PDF) :-)
  • MCP2561/2 High-Speed CAN transceivers ISO-11898-5, low standby current consumption (<5 µA typical). VDD= 4.5V to 5.5V. Both meet CAN specification requirement “GIFT ICT Group Conformance Test Specification V1.0”
    :-) Microchip claims that its MCP2561/2FD transceivers are suitable for data-rates up to 8 Mbit/s. The maximum propagation delay is 120 ns and the loop-delay symmetry is ±10 % for bit-rates up to 2 Mbit/s.
    • MCP2561 SPLIT pin to stabilize common mode in biased split termination schemes.
    • MCP2562 VIO Supply Pin to Interface directly to 1.8V to 5.5V I/O, internal level shifter on digital I/O pins.
  • MCP2551 High Speed 11898-2 CAN Transceiver (1st generation - Not recommended for new designs)

NVE Non Volatile Electronics


  • IL41050TT IsoLoop® isolated CAN transceiver. ISO11898-2, operating at 5.0 and 3.3V, -55 to +125 °Celsius, transmit data dominant time-out, bus pin transient protection, thermal shutdown protection, short-circuit protection, 2,500 volt isolation



TJA1052i High-speed CAN transceiver that provides a galvanically isolated interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus.

Mantis TJA1044/TJA1057

Mantis family of ISO 11898-2 CAN transceivers with ‘chokeless’ EMC performance and support for CAN FD :-). The high-end “GT” variant guaranties critical parameters for CAN FD (Flexible Data rate) networks.

  • up to 2 Mbit/s for CAN FD
  • standby current of 10 µA
  • loop delay symmetry (required for CAN FD)

Jan 2014, Mantis CAN Transceivers are approved by Volkswagen for Chokeless use in vehicles.

  • TJA1044GT is ISO 11898-2 and ISO 11898-5 compliant.
    • loop delay symmetry (required for CAN FD) guaranteed for data rates up to 5 Mbit/s
    • Improved TXD to RXD propagation delay of 210 ns
  • TJA1057GT is ISO 11898-2 compliant.
    • loop delay symmetry (required for CAN FD) guaranteed for data rates up to 5 Mbit/s
    • Improved TXD to RXD propagation delay of 210 ns


TJA1052i High-speed CAN transceiver that provides a galvanically isolated interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus.

Dual CAN Transceiver

  • TJA1048T dual CAN transceivers based on the TJA1042, ISO11898-2 and ISO11898-5 compliant, for use in 12V and 24V systems. Transmit data dominant time-out function. SO14 and HVSON14
    Data sheet.


  • TJA1145 ISO11898-6 transceiver, AUTOSAR R3.2.1 compliant

System basis chip

  • UJA116x family with interesting compact HVSON14 package (3.5 x 5.5 mm):
    • UJA1161 Self-supplied high-speed CAN transceiver with Standby mode
    • UJA1162 Self-supplied high-speed CAN transceiver with Sleep mode
    • UJA1163 High-speed CAN system basis chip with Standby mode
    • UJA1164 High-speed CAN system basis chip with Standby mode & watchdog
    • UJA1167 High-speed CAN system basis chip with Standby/Sleep modes, watchdog & sensor supply
    • UJA1168 (PDF) High-speed CAN system basis chip for partial networking ISO11898-6 and CAN FD passive

CAN FD Shield transceiver

To overcome the interoperability problem with classic CAN and CAN FD, NXP presented a CAN Transceiver able to filter out CAN FD frames if used in a classic CAN only device. First information are available at CiA.

ON Semiconductors



  • AMIS-30660 ISO 11898-2 (up to 1 Mb), Transmit Data Dominant Timeout
  • AMIS-41683 CAN low speed (ISO11898-3) transceiver
  • NCV7340
  • NCV7341 ISO 11898-2 (up to 1 Mb), Transmit Data Dominant Timeout Function, Bus Error Detection with Version NCV7341D20.

Texas Instruments


TI offers a very sophisticated parametric selection tool parametric selection tool for CAN transceivers. Try also the new one in beta stage.

TCAN33x family is compatible with the ISO 11898 CAN physical layer standard. The TCAN330, TCAN332, TCAN334, and TCAN337 are specified for data rates up to 1 Mbit/s. For the TCAN330G, TCAN332G, TCAN334G, and TCAN337G devices, data rates up to 5 Mbit/s (“G” suffix) are available.

TCAN1042x for use in CAN FD networks up to 2 Mbit/s. With the “G” suffix up to 5 Mbit/s. Low power standby mode with remote wake request feature.


http://www.electronics-eetimes.com/news/can-fd-transceivers-offer-high-emc-performance-short-loop-delay/page/0/1 http://www.ti.com/tcan1042-pr-eu and http://www.ti.com/tcan1051-pr-eu.

CAN transceiver with fast loop times ( < 150 ns) for highly loaded CAN networks

  • SN65HVD255 ISO11898-2 SOIC-8
  • SN65HVD256 ISO11898-2 SIOC-8
  • SN65HVD257 ISO11898-2 SIOC-8 with additional RX Dominant Timeout and Fault Signal pin

CAN Transceivers with Fast Loop Times for Highly Loaded Networks and Features For Functional Safety Networks

TI claims that CAN transceivers SN65HVD257, SN65HVD256 and SN65HVD255 are CAN FD ready up to 2 Mbit/s. They provide extremely short propagation delays.

  • ISO1050 is a galvanically isolated CAN transceiver that meets the specifications of the ISO11898-2 standard. The device has the logic input and output buffers separated by a silicon oxide (SiO2) insulation barrier that provides galvanic isolation of up to 5000 VRMS for ISO1050DW and 2500 VRMS for ISO1050DUB


Vishay Siliconix

Vishay Siliconix Si9200EY CAN Bus Driver and Receiver.
Data Sheet
AN602 application note

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