Press Release

Inicore Introduces Enhanced Controller Area Network (CAN) IP Core

Newark, California, July 26, 2011 - The silicon intellectual property (IP) and design service provider Inicore Inc., announced today the immediate availability of the CANmodule-IIIx core, an enhanced full CAN (Controller Area Network) controller.

The CANmodule-IIIx is the next generation of Inicore's silicon proven CANmodule-III core. It contains new features such as an increased number of message objects, an AMBA 3 APB compliant bus interface, and single-shot transmission (no message retransmission upon a bus error).

"We are very proud to announce that the CANmodule-IIIx core successfully completed CAN conformance testing according to ISO16845, executed by C&S group GmbH" noted Daniel Leu, President and Chief Engineer. "By using an independent test-house such as C&S group for conformance testing, we are providing a reliable IP solution that significantly reduces hardware test burden for our customers and accelerates their time to market."

The CANmodule-IIIx has 32 receive message objects, each with is own message filter covering the entire 29-bit identifier and the first two bytes of the data field, 32 transmit message objects supporting prioritized and round-robin arbitration, an automatic remote transmission request (RTR) message handler, and the ISO 11898-1 compliant CAN protocol framer. For diagnostic purposes, the core supports several loopback modes, contains readable error counters, and provides an error capture register that indicates the exact position of a bus error. The core is supported by Inicore's technical staff who provides core customization and FPGA/ASIC design services as well.

The deliverables for the CANmodule-IIIx core include synthesizable Verilog RTL code, self-verifying system-level verification environment, user documentation, simulation and synthesis scripts, technical support, and maintenance.

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