I'm doing some home project, and would like to use this CAN transceiver (note just in case, not selecting CAN controller+transceiver chip, that's how I need it). I would like to use this transceiver from PIC (high speed, and can get it now in DIP..) MCP2561/2FD, link to the device webpage
I want to connect 2, 3 of these, for higher speed communication for my nodes - I hope above 2Mbps (transceivers support upto 8Mbps). My nodes will be basically on different bread boards, and I'm trying to figure out simplest or most essential connection I need.
Looking at Sec. 1.8 in that reference - Typical applications. Can I just use one 5V supply for both - my MCU and the transceiver - and the bus, using the 2 120 resistors, and ignore that SPLIT line? (sort of combining those 2 cases they have into one ..). Could I skip the 0.1 uF diode, using 1 power supply / Vdd ?
Do I need LDO's at all, can't I just connect to my power supply 5V?