Information day for all things CAN

By Control Engineering Staff January 18, 2006

Erlangen, Germany —CAN in Automation has scheduled “ CiA Information Days ” in Chicago, IL, on March 17; Nuremberg, Germany, on March 23; and Milan, Italy, on June 1. CiA staff will address several topics, including:

  • Market research on application-specific markets, such as automotive and other vehicle, embedded networking, industrial automation, and others;

  • CiA marketing activities, services and publication strategies for Europe, North America, and the Far East;

  • CANopen conformance testing and certification;

  • Publications such as the CAN Newsletter and product guides;

  • Technology trends for CAN with: controllers, transceivers, higher-layer protocols, and heterogeneous network systems;

  • CiA specification activities, including J1939-based specifications;

  • CANopen device profiles;

  • CANopen application profiles, and gateway technologies; and

  • CAN-related international standardization activities—including lower- and higher-layer protocols, standardization of device, interface, and application profiles.

Richard Phelps , senior editor, Control Engineering