Networking

Controller Area Network for Vehicle Automation

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Executive Summary

Based on requirements of modern vehicle, in-vehicle Controller Area Network (CAN) architecture has been implemented. In order to reduce point to point wiring harness in vehicle automation, CAN is suggested as a means for data communication within the vehicle environment. The benefits of CAN bus based network over traditional point to point schemes will offer increased flexibility and expandability for future technology insertions. This paper describes the ARM7 based design and implementation of CAN Bus prototype for vehicle automation. It focus on hardware and software design of intelligent node. Hardware interface circuit mainly consists of MCP2515 stand alone CAN-Controller with SPI interface, LPC2148 microcontroller based on 32-bit ARM7 TDMI-S CPU and MCP2551 high speed CAN Transceiver.

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