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The development board for the Atmel® ATA6560 and ATA6561 enables users to rapidly carry out prototyping and testing of new CAN designs with the Atmel ATA6560 and Atmel ATA6561 high-speed CAN transceivers.

The Atmel ATA6560/ATA6561 is a high-speed CAN transceiver that provides an interface between a controller area network (CAN) protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus. The transceiver is designed for high-speed (up to 5Mbit/s) automotive CAN applications delivering differential transmit and receive capability to (a microcontroller with) a CAN protocol controller. It offers superior electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance, as well as features such as:

Ideal passive behavior to the CAN bus when the supply voltage is off

Direct interfacing to microcontrollers with supply voltages from 3V to 5V (ATA6561)

The development board for the Atmel ATA6560/ATA6561 includes all components allowing immediate CAN node development. Connecting an external 5V DC power supply between the terminals VCC and GND puts the IC in one of the three operating modes: normal, silent (with the Atmel ATA6560 only) and standby, which can be easily selected via the STBY and NSIL pins.

Three operating modes together with dedicated fail-safe features make the Atmel ATA6560/ATA6561 an excellent choice for all types of high-speed CAN networks, especially in nodes requiring low-power mode with wake-up capability via the CAN bus.

The Atmel ATA6560/ATA6561 is available in a SO8 package as well as in a DFN8 package for space-saving application

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