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Overview of MCP2518FDT-E/SL

The MCP2518FDT-E/SL is a standalone CAN controller that provides an integrated solution for Controller Area Network (CAN) bus protocols. This device features a SPI interface for seamless communication with microcontrollers and offers advanced features for CAN data communication.


(Note: The pin configuration below is a general representation. Refer to the specific datasheet for precise details.)

  • VDD: Power supply voltage
  • VSS: Ground
  • STBY: Standby mode control
  • INT: Interrupt output
  • SO: Serial Data Output
  • SI: Serial Data Input
  • SCK: Serial Clock Input
  • CS: Chip Select Input
  • WAKE: Wake-up signal input/output
  • TXD: Transmit Data
  • RXD: Receive Data
  • L: Loopback mode control

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Key Features

  • Standalone CAN Controller: The MCP2518FDT-E/SL offers standalone CAN control capabilities without the need for an external microcontroller.
  • SPI Interface: Features a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) for easy integration with microcontrollers.
  • Advanced CAN Features: Supports various CAN protocols and offers advanced filtering and error detection functionalities.
  • Low Power Consumption: Operates efficiently with low power consumption, suitable for automotive and industrial applications.
  • High-Speed Communication: Allows for high-speed data communication on the CAN bus network.

Note: For detailed technical specifications, please refer to the MCP2518FDT-E/SL datasheet.


  • Automotive Systems: Ideal for use in automotive electronic control units (ECUs) requiring CAN bus communication.
  • Industrial Automation: Suitable for industrial automation systems that utilize CAN bus for inter-device communication.
  • Embedded Systems: Used in embedded systems for establishing reliable communication over the CAN protocol.


The MCP2518FDT-E/SL is a standalone CAN controller that facilitates seamless integration of CAN communication in various electronic systems. It provides efficient data exchange and error detection capabilities for robust CAN bus communication.

Usage Guide

  • Power Supply: Connect VDD (Pin 1) and VSS (Pin 2) to the appropriate power and ground sources.
  • Interface Connections: Connect SI, SO, SCK, and CS pins to the corresponding SPI interface of the microcontroller for data exchange.
  • Operation Mode Control: Use STBY (Pin 3) and L (Pin 12) for standby mode and loopback mode control, respectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can the MCP2518FDT-E/SL operate without an external microcontroller?
A: Yes, the MCP2518FDT-E/SL is a standalone CAN controller that can operate independently without an external microcontroller.

Q: What is the typical power consumption of the MCP2518FDT-E/SL?
A: The MCP2518FDT-E/SL is designed for low power consumption, making it suitable for power-sensitive applications such as automotive electronics.


For similar functionalities, consider these alternatives to the MCP2518FDT-E/SL:

  • MCP2561FD-E/SN: A standalone CAN transceiver with enhanced features for robust CAN bus communication.
  • TCAN334G: This is a high-speed CAN transceiver IC offering similar standalone control capabilities for CAN networks.


The followings are basic parameters of the part selected concerning the characteristics of the part and categories it belongs to.

Bitrate Max [MBits/s] 8 CAN Controllers 1
Functional Safety Standards ISO 26262 – Up to ASIL B Internal CAN Clock No
LPM Current Max [uA] 10 Message RAM [KB] 2
Operating Voltage Min. [V] 2.7 Operating Voltage Max. [V] 5.5
Rx Buffers 0 RX FIFOs 31
SPI Interface Yes Serial Bus Speed [MHz] 17
Standby Current Max [uA] 0 Operating Temperature Min. [°C] -40
Operating Temperature Max. [°C] 150 Time Stamp (Bits) 32
TX Buffers 0 TX Event FIFO 1
TX FIFOs 31 TX Queue 1

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