The CANSPI is an easy to use, compact accessory board that allows user to connect a CAN (Controller Area Network) bus to any microcontroller with Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI). The board employs both an MCP2515 CAN controller and an MCP2551 CAN transceiver. The MCP2515 circuit used as a CAN controller allows for data exchange with microcontrollers using a standard SPI communication interface. On the other hand, the transceiver MCP2551 chip provides necessary signal adjustments and allows the signals to be sent/received at a 1 Mb/s. The CANSPI board allows for transmitting and receiving both standard and extended data and remote frames.
It makes an ideal option for users looking to connect CAN to a microcontroller without integrated CAN support. Applications like, industrial automation, home automation as well as automotive and mobile machine industry are well-suited for CAN-SPI board.