CAN Controllers

A controller area network (CAN) is a specialised internal communication network that connects microcontrollers and devices so that they can communicate with each other via message-based protocols without the need for a computer host. They are an important part of the communications network in vehicles, known as the 'bus'. Each CAN controller on the bus is called a node. Each node is configured to receive data from the sensor equipment and transmit it to a PC. 


What are CAN controllers used for?

CAN controllers facilitate communication amongst devices in a small range network and are commonly used in automotive applications. These controllers are also typical in the medical instrument industry, factory automation mechanisms and to support semiconductor-based machinery in a variety of sectors.


Types of CAN controllers

CAN controllers come in two types: 

  • Integrated, meaning there is more than one controller on the CAN bus (network system). The integrated controller requires less space and facilitates faster and more reliable communication to the microcontroller.
  • Standalone, meaning there is a single controller on the CAN bus (network system). An independent CAN controller functions as a memory chip allowing flexibility of data transmission. 

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RS Stock No. 165-3537
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515-I/ST
BrandMicrochip
$2.794
Each (In a Tube of 74)
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1Mbit/s 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep, Standby 10 mA Surface Mount TSSOP 20 6.5 x 4.4 x 0.9mm 6.5mm 4.4mm 0.9mm 5.5 V +85 °C
RS Stock No. 144-5764
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515-I/P
BrandMicrochip
$2.876
Each (In a Tube of 25)
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1Mbps 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep, Standby 10 mA Through Hole PDIP 18 22.86 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 22.86mm 6.35mm 3.3mm 5.5 V +85 °C
RS Stock No. 165-1935
Mfr. Part No.MCP25625-E/SS
BrandMicrochip
$3.531
Each (In a Tube of 47)
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1Mbps 3 CAN 2.0 Sleep 70 mA Surface Mount SSOP 28 10.5 x 5.6 x 1.85mm 10.5mm 5.6mm 1.85mm 5.5 V +125 °C
RS Stock No. 628-3532
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515-I/P
BrandMicrochip
$3.43
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1Mbps 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep, Standby 10 mA Through Hole PDIP 18 22.86 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 22.86mm 6.35mm 3.3mm 5.5 V +85 °C
RS Stock No. 824-3126
Mfr. Part No.MCP25625-E/SS
BrandMicrochip
$4.444
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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1Mbps 3 CAN 2.0 Sleep 70 mA Surface Mount SSOP 28 10.5 x 5.6 x 1.85mm 10.5mm 5.6mm 1.85mm 5.5 V +125 °C
RS Stock No. 698-9038
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515-I/ST
BrandMicrochip
$3.50
Each
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1Mbit/s 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep, Standby 10 mA Surface Mount TSSOP 20 6.5 x 4.4 x 0.9mm 6.5mm 4.4mm 0.9mm 5.5 V +85 °C
RS Stock No. 681-1089
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515-e/ST
BrandMicrochip
$3.94
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1Mbps 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep, Standby 10 mA Surface Mount TSSOP 20 6.5 x 4.4 x 0.9mm 6.5mm 4.4mm 0.9mm 5.5 V +125 °C
RS Stock No. 379-2308
Mfr. Part No.MCP2510-I/SO
BrandMicrochip
$5.226
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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5Mbps 1 CAN 1.2, CAN 2.0A, CAN 2.0B Sleep, Standby 10 mA Surface Mount SOIC W 18 11.53 x 7.49 x 2.31mm 11.53mm 7.49mm 2.31mm 5.5 V +85 °C
RS Stock No. 144-5765
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515-I/SO
BrandMicrochip
$2.541
Each (In a Tube of 42)
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1Mbps 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep, Standby 10 mA Surface Mount SOIC W 18 11.53 x 7.49 x 2.31mm 11.53mm 7.49mm 2.31mm 5.5 V +85 °C
RS Stock No. 814-3063
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515-I/ML
BrandMicrochip
$3.377
Each (In a Pack of 3)
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1Mbps 1 CAN 2.0B Standby 10 mA Surface Mount QFN 20 4 x 4 x 0.95mm 4mm 4mm 0.95mm 5.5 V +85 °C
RS Stock No. 823-4419
Mfr. Part No.MCP25020-I/SL
BrandMicrochip
$4.576
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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1Mbps 3 CAN 2.0B Sleep 20 mA Surface Mount SOIC 14 8.65 x 3.9 x 1.5mm 8.65mm 3.9mm 1.5mm 5.5 V +85 °C
RS Stock No. 666-5739
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515-E/SO
BrandMicrochip
$3.92
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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1Mbps 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep, Standby 10 mA Surface Mount SOIC W 18 11.53 x 7.49 x 2.31mm 11.53mm 7.49mm 2.31mm 5.5 V +125 °C
RS Stock No. 823-7890
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515T-I/ST
BrandMicrochip
$3.506
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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1Mbps 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep 10 mA Surface Mount TSSOP 20 6.6 x 4.5 x 1.05mm 6.6mm 4.5mm 1.05mm 5.5 V +85 °C
RS Stock No. 889-5159
Mfr. Part No.COM20020I-DZD
BrandMicrochip
$27.124
Each (In a Tube of 39)
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5Mbps 1 ANSI 878.1 - 40 mA Surface Mount PLCC 28 11.58 x 10.92 x 3.43mm 11.58mm 10.92mm 3.43mm - 85 °C
RS Stock No. 438-4699
Mfr. Part No.SJA1000T/N1,112
BrandNXP
$9.405
Each (In a Tube of 15)
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1Mbps 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep 15 mA Surface Mount SOIC 28 36 x 14.1 x 4mm 36mm 14.1mm 4mm 5.5 V +125 °C
RS Stock No. 162-3017
Mfr. Part No.MCP2517FD-H/JHA
BrandMicrochip
$3.905
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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8Mbit/s 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep, Standby 20 mA Surface Mount VDFN 14 4.5 x 3 x 0.85mm 4.5mm 3mm 0.85mm 5.5 V +150 °C
RS Stock No. 177-3116
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515T-I/ML
BrandMicrochip
$3.378
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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1Mbit/s 1 - Sleep, Standby 10 mA Surface Mount QFN 20 4 x 4 x 0.95mm 4mm 4mm 0.95mm 5.5 V +85 °C
RS Stock No. 179-3968
Mfr. Part No.MCP2517FD-H/SL
BrandMicrochip
$3.146
Each (In a Tube of 57)
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8Mbit/s 1 - Sleep 20 mA Surface Mount SOIC 14 8.65 x 3.9 x 1.5mm 8.65mm 3.9mm 1.5mm 5.5 V +150 °C
RS Stock No. 814-3060
Mfr. Part No.MCP2515-E/ML
BrandMicrochip
$3.883
Each (In a Pack of 3)
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1Mbps 1 CAN 2.0B Standby 10 mA Surface Mount QFN 20 4 x 4 x 0.95mm 4mm 4mm 0.95mm 5.5 V +125 °C
RS Stock No. 177-3171
Mfr. Part No.MCP25625T-E/ML
BrandMicrochip
$4.274
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
1Mbit/s 1 CAN 2.0B Sleep, Standby 10 mA Surface Mount QFN 28 6 x 6 x 0.92mm 6mm 6mm 0.92mm 5.5 V +125 °C