CAN Bus Transceivers

The CAN bus transceiver adapts the signals from the CAN controller, which usually uses ordinary TTL levels, to the physical layer used.

AMI Semiconductors

CAN High Speed Transceiver. This transceiver is the interface between a controller area network (CAN) protocol controller and the physical bus and may be used in both 12V and 24V systems.

CAN High Speed Transceiver with true 3.3V and 5.0V logic level interface. This transceiver is the interface between a controller area network (CAN) protocol controller and the physical bus and may be used in both 12V and 24V systems.

Fault Tolerant CAN Transceiver. The AMIS-41682 and AMIS-41683 work as the interface between the CAN protocol controller and the physical wires of the CAN bus.


CF150C, CF151, CF161, CF163, CF173/175
CAN transceivers, ISO11898-2 compatible. Several models with different features.


82C251-type, for 12 or 24V systems. Version for both 5 and 3.3V. P-DSO-8-3 package.

Similar to the TJA1053 from Philips. Switches to single-wire mode during bus line failure events. Supports one-wire transmission mode with ground offset voltages up to 1.5V. Low-power sleep mode. Packaged in P-DSO-14-2.

Single-Wire up to 40kbit/s. -40 to +125 Celsius operating temp. Vcc range 5.5 to 28V. Low power sleep mode. Programmable bus out slew rate. 100kbit/s diagnostic mode. P-DSO-14-4 package.


A very common driver chip. Implements the ISO 11898-2 physical layer. May be used with bus speeds up to 1 Mb/s. Available in DIL-8 and SO-8 packages. PDF-data sheet

Almost as the 82C250 but tolerates higher voltages – up to 28V, which makes it especially suited for trucks and bus (note the pun!) applications. PDF- data sheet

A “low-speed CAN” (ISO11898-3) transceiver. Magnificent fault tolerance and fault detection. 24V-tolerant. Supports one-wire transmission. Available in SO-14 package. PDF-data sheet

High-speed (ISO11898-2) transceiver comparable to the TJA1050, but with the following differences: An ideal passive behaviour when supply voltage is off; A very low-current standby mode with remote wake-up capability via the bus.

High-speed (ISO11898-2) transceiver featuring low-power management, supporting local and remote wake-up with wake-up source recognition and the capability to control the power supply in the rest of the node; Several protection and diagnosis functions including short circuits of the bus lines and first battery connection; Automatic adaptation of the I/O-levels, in line with the supply voltage of the controller.

High-speed (ISO11898-2) transceiver comparable to the 82C251, but with the following differences: Much lower electromagnetic emission due to optimal matching of the output signals CANH and CANL; Improved behaviour in case of an unpowered node; No standby mode.

TJA1053, TJA1054
Very similar to 82C252 (that is, these are low-speed fault-tolerant transceivers that follow ISO11898-3) but is better prepared to handle systems with more than 15 nodes. There is also a timer to prevent outputting a permanent dominant level.

A Single-Wire CAN (SWC) transceiver.

Vishay Siliconix

Implements ISO11898-2, compatible with 82C250. Available in SO-8.


CAN bus interface chip. SO-16 package. Intended for low speed, high signal levels applications like trucks.


Meets ISO 11898-2. Up to 500 kbit/s. Available in DIP-8 and SO-8. Temperature range -40 + +85 °C. Also available as SN65LBC031 with the full automotive temperature range -40 – +125 °C.


3.3-V Can Transceiver

Transceiver with Sleep Mode

Transceiver with Standby Mode


Pin-compatible with 82c250. 24V-tolerant. Up to 1Mbit/s.