Microchip : Automotive transceivers are LIN-SAE J2602 certified

Microchip announces the MCP2021 and MCP2022 (MCP202X) LIN/SAE J2602 transceivers. The new devices are 3rd party-LIN/J2602 approved, OEM approved, and AEC-Q100 certified to meet the stringent requirements of global automotive manufacturers worldwide. The transceivers include built-in voltage regulators and are compliant with the LIN Bus 2.0/2.1 and SAE J2602 standards, as well as the previous-generation LIN 1.X standards.

The market momentum for LIN remains strong in all major product areas. According to the research firm Strategy Analytics*, LIN represents the second largest market segment in networked automotive applications, in terms of number of nodes. The MCP202X family represents Microchip’s second generation of LIN/SAE J2602, following the Company’s previous-generation MCP201 family.

The MCP202X transceivers, with their built-in voltage regulator, reduce the number of external components needed and transceivers’ proven robustness and world-class ESD performance enable reliable communication in even harsh environments. Additionally, the devices’ industry-leading low emissions eliminates the need for external shielding, which is of particular interest to noise-sensitive systems. Low power consumption in operational and standby modes (115 and 16 micro Amperes, respectively) makes the MCP202X transceivers suitable for non ignition-switched applications, and helps extend battery life.

Three low-cost development tools are available to help designers get started. The PICDEM™ CAN-LIN 3 Demonstration Board (DM163015) for $199.99, the ECAN™/LIN PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board (AC164130) for $45.00 and the LIN Serial Analyser (APGDT001) for $64.95 and are available from

The MCP2021 transceiver is available in 8-pin SOIC, PDIP and 4mm x 4mm DFN packages. The MCP2022 transceiver is available in 14-pin SOIC, TSSOP and PDIP packages. Samples are available at, and volume-production quantities can be purchased today at

*Source: Mak, Kevin K. Automotive Multiplexing Protocols: Cost/Performance Driving New Protocol Adoption. Strategy Analytics Automotive Electronics Service. Published November 2007 in the UK.

David Wright, Microchip Technology.
Tel: +44 118 921 5858

Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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