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LIN Question

Discussion created by Ruth Hendrix Employee on Jan 24, 2006
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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:22 am    
I know this question might not be directly related 2 a specific microcontroller. I am asking where can I buy LIN (Local Interconnect Network) cables?
Is there a hub or a multi-port connector that connects multiple slaves to the same LIN bus?

I need help as soon as possible....

Thanks 4 your time
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:40 am    
LIN bus is just a simple series bus , so what you need is just twisted cable.Each LIN device no matter master or slave either is series connected in one network, so hubs or muti-links are not needed.
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:58 am    
As Transcend said, you just need 3 common wires.
You need VDD which on cars would be typically 12-15V.
Vss = ground, and LIN wire.
You put everything in parallel on the same wires.