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CAN FD 5 Click with Fusion for ARM v8

Published Aug 03, 2023

Click board™

CAN FD 5 Click

Development board

Fusion for ARM v8


NECTO Studio



Our high-speed CAN FD transceiver brings reliability and speed together, setting new standards in automotive communication



Hardware Overview

How does it work?

CAN FD 5 Click is based on the UJA1162A, a ‘self-supplied’ high-speed (HS) CAN transceiver integrating an ISO 11898-2:2016 and SAE J2284-1 to SAE J2284-5 compliant CAN transceiver with Sleep Mode from NXP Semiconductors. The UJA1162A provides reliable communication at data rates up to 5 Mbit/s in the CAN FD HS phase and can be operated in a very low-current Sleep mode with local and bus wake-up capability. Various fail-safe and diagnostic features offer enhanced system reliability and advanced power management. The HS CAN transceiver UJA1162A includes a receiver and a transmitter unit, allowing the transceiver to send data to the bus medium and monitor the data from the bus medium simultaneously. The UJA1162A supports five operating modes: Normal, Standby, Sleep, Overtemp, and Off. Each mode has specific characteristics regarding quiescent current, data transmission, or failure diagnostic. When the transceiver is in Sleep Mode, the

pin routed to the external regulator TLS850B0TBV33 positioned on the back of the Click board™, will be turned off, reducing the power consumption of the external elements. Outputs of those LDOs are routed through the SMD jumpers that can be populated so that the LDOs can be used to power up the mikroBUS™ 3.3V and 5V power rails. However, it should be noted that MikroE does not advise powering up their systems this way - that is why these jumpers are left unpopulated by default. The CAN FD 5 Click communicates with MCU using the UART interface with the default baud rate of 9600 bps for the data transfer, while the GPIO pins on this Click board™ are used for Sleep Mode control, local wake-up, and an interrupt for CAN transceiver status. CS pin of the mikroBUS™ socket labeled as the SLP can be used for switching between Normal and Standby/Sleep Mode by toggling this pin. It also has a Local

Wake-Up function routed to the PWM pin on the mikroBUS™, labeled as WAK, which will cause the transition of UJA1162A from Standby/Sleep Mode into Normal Mode. Alongside these pins, this Click board™ possesses an interrupt pin labeled as CTS, which indicates to MCU that the transceiver is fully enabled and data can be transmitted and received via the UART TX/RX pins. It is also possible for the user to connect the TX/RX signals of UART communication directly through the UART External header on the left edge of the board. This Click board™ is designed to operate with 3.3V and 5V logic voltage levels that can be selected via VIO SEL jumper. This way, both 3.3V and 5V capable MCUs can use the communication lines properly. Also, this Click board™ comes equipped with a library containing easy-to-use functions and an example code that can be used, as a reference, for further development.

CAN FD 5 Click hardware overview image

Features overview

Development board

Fusion for ARM v8 is a development board specially designed for the needs of rapid development of embedded applications. It supports a wide range of microcontrollers, such as different ARM® Cortex®-M based MCUs regardless of their number of pins, and a broad set of unique functions, such as the first-ever embedded debugger/programmer over WiFi. The development board is well organized and designed so that the end-user has all the necessary elements, such as switches, buttons, indicators, connectors, and others, in one place. Thanks to innovative manufacturing technology, Fusion for ARM v8 provides a fluid and immersive working experience, allowing access anywhere and under any

circumstances at any time. Each part of the Fusion for ARM v8 development board contains the components necessary for the most efficient operation of the same board. An advanced integrated CODEGRIP programmer/debugger module offers many valuable programming/debugging options, including support for JTAG, SWD, and SWO Trace (Single Wire Output)), and seamless integration with the Mikroe software environment. Besides, it also includes a clean and regulated power supply module for the development board. It can use a wide range of external power sources, including a battery, an external 12V power supply, and a power source via the USB Type-C (USB-C) connector.

Communication options such as USB-UART, USB HOST/DEVICE, CAN (on the MCU card, if supported), and Ethernet is also included. In addition, it also has the well-established mikroBUS™ standard, a standardized socket for the MCU card (SiBRAIN standard), and two display options for the TFT board line of products and character-based LCD. Fusion for ARM v8 is an integral part of the Mikroe ecosystem for rapid development. Natively supported by Mikroe software tools, it covers many aspects of prototyping and development thanks to a considerable number of different Click boards™ (over a thousand boards), the number of which is growing every day.

Fusion for ARM v8 horizontal image

Microcontroller Overview

MCU Card / MCU



8th Generation


ARM Cortex-M3

MCU Memory (KB)


Silicon Vendor


Pin count


RAM (Bytes)


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CAN FD 5 Click accessories image

Used MCU Pins

mikroBUS™ mapper

Sleep Mode Control
Power Supply
CAN Status
Power Supply

Take a closer look


CAN FD 5 Click Schematic schematic

Step by step

Project assembly

Fusion for PIC v8 front image hardware assembly

Start by selecting your development board and Click board™. Begin with the Fusion for ARM v8 as your development board.

Fusion for PIC v8 front image hardware assembly
GNSS2 Click front image hardware assembly
SiBRAIN for PIC32MZ1024EFK144 front image hardware assembly
GNSS2 Click complete accessories setup image hardware assembly
v8 SiBRAIN Access MB 1 - upright/background hardware assembly
Necto image step 2 hardware assembly
Necto image step 3 hardware assembly
Necto image step 4 hardware assembly
NECTO Compiler Selection Step Image hardware assembly
NECTO Output Selection Step Image hardware assembly
Necto image step 6 hardware assembly
Necto image step 7 hardware assembly
Necto image step 8 hardware assembly
Necto image step 9 hardware assembly
Necto image step 10 hardware assembly
Necto PreFlash Image hardware assembly

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Application Output

After pressing the "FLASH" button on the left-side panel, it is necessary to open the UART terminal to display the achieved results. By clicking on the Tools icon in the right-hand panel, multiple different functions are displayed, among which is the UART Terminal. Click on the offered "UART Terminal" icon.

UART Application Output Step 1

Once the UART terminal is opened, the window takes on a new form. At the top of the tab are two buttons, one for adjusting the parameters of the UART terminal and the other for connecting the UART terminal. The tab's lower part is reserved for displaying the achieved results. Before connecting, the terminal has a Disconnected status, indicating that the terminal is not yet active. Before connecting, it is necessary to check the set parameters of the UART terminal. Click on the "OPTIONS" button.

UART Application Output Step 2

In the newly opened UART Terminal Options field, we check if the terminal settings are correct, such as the set port and the Baud rate of UART communication. If the data is not displayed properly, it is possible that the Baud rate value is not set correctly and needs to be adjusted to 115200. If all the parameters are set correctly, click on "CONFIGURE".

UART Application Output Step 3

The next step is to click on the "CONNECT" button, after which the terminal status changes from Disconnected to Connected in green, and the data is displayed in the Received data field.

UART Application Output Step 4

Software Support

Library Description

This library contains API for CAN FD 5 Click driver.

Key functions:

  • canfd5_generic_write - Generic write function

  • canfd5_generic_read - Generic read function

  • canfd5_set_normal_operating_mode - Set normal operating mode function

Open Source

Code example

This example can be found in NECTO Studio. Feel free to download the code, or you can copy the code below.

 * \file 
 * \brief CanFd5 Click example
 * # Description
 * This is an example that demonstrates the use of the CAN FD 5 click board.
 * The demo application is composed of two sections :
 * ## Application Init 
 * Initializes the driver and enables the click board.
 * ## Application Task  
 * Depending on the selected mode, it reads all the received data or sends the desired message
 * every 2 seconds.
 * ## Additional Function
 * - canfd5_process ( ) - The general process of collecting the received data.
 * \author MikroE Team
// ------------------------------------------------------------------- INCLUDES

#include "board.h"
#include "log.h"
#include "canfd5.h"
#include "string.h"


#define TEXT_TO_SEND "MikroE\r\n"

// ------------------------------------------------------------------ VARIABLES


static canfd5_t canfd5;
static log_t logger;

// ------------------------------------------------------- ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

static void canfd5_process ( void )
    int32_t rsp_size;
    char uart_rx_buffer[ PROCESS_RX_BUFFER_SIZE ] = { 0 };
    uint8_t check_buf_cnt;
    rsp_size = canfd5_generic_read( &canfd5, uart_rx_buffer, PROCESS_RX_BUFFER_SIZE );

    if ( rsp_size > 0 )
        log_printf( &logger, "Received data: " );
        for ( check_buf_cnt = 0; check_buf_cnt < rsp_size; check_buf_cnt++ )
            log_printf( &logger, "%c", uart_rx_buffer[ check_buf_cnt ] );
    Delay_ms( 100 );

// ------------------------------------------------------ APPLICATION FUNCTIONS

void application_init ( void )
    log_cfg_t log_cfg;
    canfd5_cfg_t cfg;

     * Logger initialization.
     * Default baud rate: 115200
     * Default log level: LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG
     * @note If USB_UART_RX and USB_UART_TX 
     * are defined as HAL_PIN_NC, you will 
     * need to define them manually for log to work. 
     * See @b LOG_MAP_USB_UART macro definition for detailed explanation.
    LOG_MAP_USB_UART( log_cfg );
    log_init( &logger, &log_cfg );
    log_info( &logger, "---- Application Init ----" );

    //  Click initialization.

    canfd5_cfg_setup( &cfg );
    canfd5_init( &canfd5, &cfg );

    canfd5_set_normal_operating_mode( &canfd5 );
    Delay_ms( 100 );

void application_task ( void )
    canfd5_process( );
    canfd5_generic_write( &canfd5, TEXT_TO_SEND, 8 );
    log_info( &logger, "--- The message is sent ---" );
    Delay_ms( 2000 );

void main ( void )
    application_init( );

    for ( ; ; )
        application_task( );

// ------------------------------------------------------------------------ END

Additional Support