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Bosch Semiconductors & Sensors

CAN protocol license

CAN and CAN FD protocol are protected by intellectual property rights

Application & Technical Summary

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The CAN protocol specifies data communication handling in a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus system.

The CAN protocol and CAN FD protocol license is required for any implementation of the CAN protocol and CAN FD protocol, i.e. self-developed CAN IP modules, CAN IP modules purchased from Bosch or other vendors.

TTCAN protocol and TTCAN FD protocol intellectual property rights are included within the license conditions.

Product benefits

  • The right to use the CAN Protocol, CAN FD Protocol
  • intellectual property rights for the design, manufacture and sale of integrated circuits or the programming of FPGAs
  • Delivery of the Bosch CAN specification 2.0 and the Bosch CAN FD Protocol specification

  • Related CAN IP Modules for ASIC and FPGA integration:

    • M_CAN: Supports CAN, full CAN FD (up to 64 byte payload) and TTCAN
    • C_CAN FD8: Support of CAN and CAN FD8 (up to 8 byte payload)

One liscence fee

License Includes CAN (FD) VHDL reference model, Bosch CAN specification 2.0 and Bosch CAN FD Protocol specification

License conditions CAN protocol

License conditions CAN protocol