Difference between Full CAN and Basic CAN Mailbox - KBA86565

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Question: What is the difference between Basic CAN and Full CAN mailbox?

 

Answer:

 

  •   A Full CAN communication can be easily set up with the help of a GUI with a very limited amount of programming involved, whereas Basic CAN requires all the parameters to be set in the firmware.
  •   Full CAN uses hardware for message filtering. Basic CAN requires the CPU to be interrupted every time a message is received to determine whether it should be accepted.
  •   Full CAN can be used only for receiving a single type of message per mailbox, whereas Basic CAN configuration can accept messages with a range of identifiers per mailbox.
  •   The random transaction rate (RTR) feature is available only for the mailbox that is set as Full CAN. Basic CAN does not have the RTR feature enabled.