Benefit of TPL bus compared to isolated CAN for battery monitoring

Discussion created by fab_ on Aug 17, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 26, 2019 by fab_

Hi NXP community


I'm curently working on battery monitoring systems (BMS) and I came across NXP's MC33664 / MC33771 cell monitoring components using the company specific communication bus TPL. Now I'm wondering what are the actual benefits of using TPL instead of isolated CAN communication  bus which is the automotive standard and provided at most cell monitoring IC's on the market. Hence, in my opinion I would be more flexible with CAN.

Do I overlook a strong argument for selecting TPL? Can I profit by choosing TPL for future developments?


I'd love to get some convincing statements by the community. The more opinions, the better.


Best regards