Bus System

ISO 17987-2016 (LIN)

The Local Interconnect Network (LIN) bus was developed to create a standard for low-cost, low-end multiplexed communication in automotive networks. Though the Controller Area Network (CAN) bus addresses the need for high-bandwidth, advanced error-handling networks, the hardware and software costs of CAN implementation have become prohibitive for lower performance devices such as power window and seat controllers. LIN provides cost-efficient communication in applications where the bandwidth and versatility of CAN are not required. You can implement LIN relatively inexpensively using the standard serial universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) embedded into most modern low-cost 8-bit microcontrollers.