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System-in-Package (SiP) Solutions

The Microchip multi-chip LIN System-in-Package (SiP) is designed for LIN-bus node applications demanding for higher levels of integration and lower costs coupled with an awareness of complete system solution. The Microchip SiPs incorporate:

  • LIN 1.3, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2A and SAE J2602-2 compliant LIN transceiver
  • Built-in voltage regulator - 3.3V or 5V output voltages and output current up to 85mA
  • Programmable Window Watchdog via external resistor
  • AVR® , ARM Cortex M0+ microcontroller (with peripheral touch controller) or PIC microcontroller in single package

Some SiPs have all pins of the LIN-SBC and the microcontroller are bonded out to provide customers the same flexibility for their applications as they have when using discrete parts. Other have some internal connections in order to have more features but smaller package.

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LIN Development Tools

LIN Development Tools
Description
Automotive Networking Development Board This is a low-cost modular development system for Microchip's 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers targeting CAN and LIN network related applications.
PICDEM™ CAN-LIN 1, 2 and 3 Development Boards
Demonstrate the main features of the devices, including the integrated CAN module
LIN Serial Analyzer
To develop and debug a LIN Communication Bus
ECAN/LIN PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board
ECAN/LIN PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board and Explorer 16 Development Board.
PICkit™ 28-Pin LIN Demo Board
To develop and debug a LIN Slave Node for PIC16F microcontrollers

LIN Reference Designs
Description
Automotive Ambient Lighting Module
Demonstrates microcontroller-based control
of RGB LED devices
Window Lift with Anti-Pinch Reference Design
Ideal solution for window lift applications


Note: For a complete list of automotive related development tools and reference designs please visit our Automotive Development Tools page.

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One of Microchip Technology’s key design partners, IHR GmbH, has developed LIN-compliant drivers for Microchip’s PIC16F, PIC18F and PIC24F families of microcontrollers.

IHR is one of the leading manufacturers of diagnosis and emulation tools, as well as gateways for the automotive industry. IHR GmbH is also an associated member of the LIN consortium and has been performing LIN conformance tests for LIN 1.3, LIN 2.0 and LIN 2.1 test specifications.

To further aid the user in configuring the driver for their end application, IHR has developed a LIN Configuration Tool. This tool helps automate the process of generating LIN-compliant code which contains bus configuration information, node information and signal data using the LIN Description File (LDF).

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