ARINC 825 Compliant CAN Controller with Integrated Transceiver

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Mission Viejo, CA (September 8, 2010) – Holt Integrated Circuits, a world leader in data bus IC’s for the avionics and military industries, today introduced the world’s first ARINC 825 compliant CAN controller with an integrated transceiver. The device meets the requirements of both ISO 11898-1:2003(E) (CAN protocol) and ISO 11898-5 (CAN transceiver).

Controller Area Network (CAN) devices have become a popular data bus solution in the avionics industry, most notably since the release of the ARINC 825 specification in November 2007, which standardized the use of CAN in avionics applications. Holt has leveraged its expertise in providing mixed signal ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553 solutions and produced the first ARINC 825 compliant CAN controller with an integrated transceiver. The device is capable of operating in the temperature range -55oC to +125oC.

“The HI-3110 provides the most compact and reliable implementation of CAN in the avionics industry today, providing an easy-to-use host SPI interface and connecting directly to the CAN bus via the internal transceiver” said Anthony Murray, Director of Business Development at Holt.

The device communicates with an external microcontroller via a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and has transmit and receive FIFOs that hold up to eight CAN frames each. The HI-3110 has numerous modes of operation, including monitor mode, loopback mode and a low-power sleep mode. Automatic wake-up from sleep mode is also possible. Other features include 8 maskable ID filters with filtering on the first two data bytes, permanent dominant timeout protection, +/-58V short circuit capability on CANH, CANL and SPLIT pins and a transmit history FIFO.

The HI-3111 is a digital-only version (no transceiver) which may be used in applications where an external transceiver is desired. All device variants are available in an 18-pin SOIC package or a compact 44-pin QFN. 

Samples of HI-3110 are available immediately, along with a demonstration board kit and example software.

To request information on Holt’s ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553 and other products, readers should contact Holt at (949) 859-8800, by e-mail at, or visit the Holt Web site at

About Holt Integrated Circuits

Located in Mission Viejo, CA, Holt Integrated Circuits is a major supplier of ICs for avionics and military data bus and display applications.  The company’s products are specified by more than 400 manufacturers worldwide and are employed in flight control, navigation, engine management, communications, safety equipment, and in-flight information systems.

Holt’s range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry, and its display drivers offer high-voltage operation as well as innovative design features to enhance ease of use and testability.  Holt’s transceivers for MIL-STD-1553 applications are recognized as the industry’s smallest and have the lowest power consumption.  In addition, Holt also offers MIL-STD-1553 protocol ICs, Manchester encoder/decoders and interface transformers.  Select products are available to DSCC SMD specifications.  Holt also offers product compliant to the European Union "RoHS Directive 002/95/EC".

Holt Integrated Circuits is ISO 9001:2008 registered and is a STACK certified supplier.