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USB Local Interconnect Network (LIN) Converters


USB ↔ Local interconnect network (LIN) Converters

Creatron fault-protected low-power local interconnect network (LIN) converters are ideal for use in automotive network applications where high reliability is required. The devices provide the interface between the LIN master/slave protocol controller, and the physical bus described in the LIN 2.0 specification package and SAE J2602 specification. The converter is intended for in-vehicle sub networks with a single master and multiple slaves.
The converters feature a low-power sleep mode and provide wake-up source detection (selectable).
The Converter includes enhanced bus dominant clamping fault management for reduced quiescent current during LIN bus shorts to GND.


  • USB 2 compliant (full-speed (12 Mbps)).
  • Extended fault-protected voltage range of ±60V on the LIN bus line allows for use in +12V, +24V, and +42V automotive applications.
  • Interface Connector: DB-9, Male (Optional DB-9 to screw terminal available on request).
  • Communication up to 20kBaud, and include slew-rate limited transmitters.
  • Master selection (enabled on connector).
  • Local wake-up selection (enabled on connector).
  • Stop bits: 1, 1.5 and 2.
  • Standard baud rates available: 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200.
  • Onboard FIFO: 576 bytes receive and 640 bytes transmit available.
  • USB powered.
  • Serial number specifies a unique ID number that allows multiple units to be used on the same platform, thus registering N comports on the same host.
  • Can be used on a USB hub to extend the number of serial links on the host.
  • Transmit and receive activity is shown on LED's.
  • Pin definition on hardware label.

Virtual COM Port drivers:

  • Works with standard terminal programs (eg. Hyper Terminal).
  • Drivers available for Windows 2000/XP, Mac OS-9, Mac OS-X.
  • Drivers available for Linux 2.4, Linux ≥ 2.6.18 internal kernel driver.
  • Special programs, dll's or libraries can be custom made for Linux and XP.
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USB ↔ LIN Converters

  • Linux test program available (2.6.18) (QT source).

DB-9 pin outs

  • 1. LIN .
  • 2. Master (Connect to pin 6 if required for master).
  • 3. BAT.
  • 4. GND.
  • 5. GND.
  • 6. LIN (same as pin 2, used for external link on DB-9)
  • 7. No Connection.
  • 8. No Connection.
  • 9. Local Wake-up (Connect to 4 or 5 for normal, else local wake-up mode)

Screw Adapter pin outs

  • 1. LIN .
  • 2. BAT.
  • 3. GND. (Note the master and wake mode selectable with jumpers)

Release Notes

  • Preliminary spesifications.

Order Information Product Number:

  • 5999-USB-LIN

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Order Information Product Number:

  • 5999-LIN-DB9

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Warranty : 1 year limited hardware warranty
Note: Specifications may change without notice

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