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EMI and ESD Protection for CAN bus

Recording Date: 11/27/2006
Duration: 9 min


This short seminar discusses protection methods for the Controller Area Network, or the CAN Bus. Topics include why CAN Bus needs protection to begin with and then identifies some common protection methods, which include cabling, filters, common mode chokes, split termination, MOVs and TVSs.

PresenterPat Richards, Senior Applications Engineer

Pat has spent the last 8 years working as an engineer with Microchip Technology. He began his career as a Product Enhancement Engineer working on the Company's Serial Memory products. During that time, Pat focused on yield issues and also worked on test time reductions including test program enhancements and cold temperature elimination on the products. Since moving to Microchip's Analog & Interface Products Application group, Pat has helped define and develop the Company's first stand-alone Controller Area Networks (CAN) product. He continues to define and support interface products, including stand-alone CAN, LIN, and GPIO devices. Pat regularly provides CAN training to both internal and external clients, and has written several application notes relating to Microchip's CAN devices family. He received his BSEET degree from DeVry University (Phoenix, AZ).

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