LIN Host/Client Mode

The LIN Host mode includes capabilities to generate client processes. The host process stops at the PID transmission. Any data that is transmitted in Host/Client mode is done as a client process. LIN Host/Client mode is configured by the following settings:

Important: The TXEN bit must be set before the Host process is received and remain set while in LIN mode whether or not the Client process is a transmitter.

The Host process is started by writing the PID to the UxP1L register when UxP2 is ‘0’ and the UART is Idle. The UxTXIF will not be set in this case. Only the six Least Significant bits of UxP1L are used in the PID transmission.

The two Most Significant bits of the transmitted PID are PID parity bits. PID[6] is the exclusive-or of PID bits 0, 1, 2 and 4. PID[7] is the inverse of the exclusive-or of PID bits 1, 3, 4 and 5.

The UART hardware calculates and inserts these bits in the serial stream.

Writing UxP1L automatically clears the UxTXCHK and UxRXCHK registers and generates the Break, the delimiter bit, the Sync character (55h), and the PID transmission portion of the transaction. The data portion of the transaction that follows, if there is one, is a Client process. See the LIN Client Mode section for more details of that process. The host receives its own PID if RXEN is set. Software performs the Client process corresponding to the PID that was sent and received. Attempting to write UxP1L before an active Host process is complete will not succeed. Instead, the TXWRE bit will be set.