WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Semiconductor design and verification intellectual property providers CAST, Inc. and Avery Design Systems have partnered to deliver a robust, pre-configured, pre-verified, easy-to-use solution bundle for system developers needing a CAN FD bus controller for automotive and industrial applications. The new CAN Bus Solution Bundle includes the CAN 2.0 & CAN FD Bus Controller Core from CAST—one of the earliest and most tested such cores available—and the CAN-Xactor VIP from Avery—one of the most comprehensive CAN 2.0 and CAN FD verification suites available—along with a one-month free license to CAN-Xactor. About the CAN Bus Solution Bundle Available now through CAST, the CAN 2.0 and FD bundle with 30-day free VIP license is pre-configured to give system developers an immediate, "out of the box" way to evaluate the CAN IP against all applicable industry specifications. An easy, cost-effective license offered through CAST or Avery then allows developers to conveniently use the same VIP suite to verify the correct operation of the CAN bus as their system development progresses. The CAN Bus Controller Core in the bundle is developed by Fraunhofer IPMS and licensed and supported by CAST. It was among the first soft IP cores available for ASICs and FPGAs. Running on CAST's CAN FD Reference Design, it has already undergone the real-world-like testing of three CAN In Automation (CIA) Plug Fests, more than any other core. This includes proven operation with physical transceivers from all popular physical CAN FD transceivers, including those from Denso Automotive, Infineon Technologies, NXP Semiconductors, and On Semiconductor.