MKR CAN Shield-board

MKR CAN Shield

The MKR CAN Shield is a great addon for MKR family boards, and allows you to connect to a CAN (Controller Area Network) bus, widely used in the automotive industry.

The MKR CAN Shield is based on the MCP2515 CAN controller and the TJA1049 CAN transceiver. Mounting this shield on a MKR family board allows you to connect to existing CAN systems. It also features the TPS54232 buck converter from Texas Instruments.

Microcontroller
MCP2515

The MCP2515 from Microchip is a stand-alone Controller Area Network (CAN) controller, that can transmit and receive data frames. It interfaces with MCUs via SPI.

Connection
TJA1049
This high-speed CAN transceiver provides an interface between a CAN controller (MCP2515) and the physical CAN bus.
Power
TPS54232
A DC-DC converter with pulse-skipping Eco-Mode feature, which allows the use of batteries as a power supply.

Tutorials

Sending Data Between Two MKR CAN Shields

Learn how to setup two MKR CAN shields to communicate with each other.

CAN bus

Resources

Downloads