TIDA-00203 Reference Design

Texas Instruments

Compact CAN-to-Ethernet Converter using 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F MCU Reference Design


This reference design demonstrates a small form-factor Controller Access Network (CAN)-to-Ethernet converter using the TM4C129XNCZAD 32-bit ARM-M4F MCU. Supporting 10/100 Base-T compliant with IEEE 802.3 standard: this reference design is useful for industrial drives monitoring and control: as well as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. The same hardware can be used as a CAN-to-Ethernet gateway or bridge with simple changes in the firmware. The gateway application is useful for monitoring remote CAN networks over Ethernet: while the bridge application is useful for coupling CAN networks via the the internet or local area netowork (LAN). 

  • Fully integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHY with Advanced IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) hardware and both Media Independent Interface (MII) and Reduced MII (RMII) support provides a compact Ethernet solution.Onboard non-isolated Controller Area Network (CAN) and RS-485 PHYs provides easy interface to a variaety of fieldbus solutions.  Provisional connection allows High Efficiency Isolated CAN & Profibus Interface.JTAG connector for easy programmingExpansion connectors provide access to communication: Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs): and General Purpose Input and Output (GPIO) interfaces for maximum flexibility50-pin SDCC connector provided for easy interface to the MII and RMII Ethernet PHY for use with other controllers
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Part Number Name Companion Part
INA196 INA196 Buy Datasheet
SN65HVD256 SN65HVD256 Buy Datasheet
SN65HVD72 SN65HVD72 Buy Datasheet
TM4C129DNCPDT TM4C129DNCPDT Buy Datasheet
TM4C129DNCZAD TM4C129DNCZAD Buy Datasheet
TM4C129ENCPDT TM4C129ENCPDT Buy Datasheet
TM4C129ENCZAD TM4C129ENCZAD Buy Datasheet
TM4C129XNCZAD TM4C129XNCZAD Buy Datasheet
TPD4E1U06 TPD4E1U06 Buy Datasheet
TPS62177 TPS62177 Buy Datasheet

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Other Documents

Title Updated Type Size (KB)
TIDA-00203 Gerber 09 Feb 2015 ZIP 391
TIDA-00203 CAD Files 09 Feb 2015 ZIP 2763
TIDA-00203 PCB Layout 09 Feb 2015 ZIP 1044
TIDA-00203 Assembly Drawing 09 Feb 2015 PDF 387
TIDA-00203 BOM 09 Feb 2015 PDF 284
TIDA-00203 Schematic and Block Diagram 09 Feb 2015 PDF 819