|CAN 2020 event||2016-05-10||Nuremberg, DE||Deutsch||Register now|
|CAN/CAN FD seminar||2016-05-31||Essen, DE||Deutsch||Register now|
|CANopen seminar||2016-06-01||Essen, DE||Deutsch||Register now|
|CAN FD seminar||2016-06-08||Nuremberg, DE||Deutsch||Register now|
|CAN/CAN FD seminar||2016-06-15||Krakow, PL||English||Register now|
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Plugfests for CAN FD and CANopen Lift
The CiA Interest Group “CAN FD” has scheduled plugfests in Detroit (USA) and Nuremberg (Germany). The first took place in April (6 and 7), and another one will take place in June (2 and 3). Participants aim to proof the interoperability of their ISO CAN FD implementations and products.
On the first day of the events, the CAN FD data link layer is the testing focus. This includes frame formats, some cornerstones (e.g. RX of messages with shifted FDF/res edge), and special concepts (e.g. shielding/filtering of CAN FD messages). The second day is reserved for CAN FD physical layer testing including OEM wiring harnesses, long bus lines, ringing suppression circuitry, etc.
The CANopen Lift plugfest took place on April 12, 2016. The bi-annually organized CiA 417 plugfests proof the interoperability of CANopen Lift products. CiA also plans a generic CANopen plugfest in Italia.
Plugfests are important to test the interoperability of products. Conformance testing just proofs the conformity of an interface, like spell checking. Plugfests are system tests to ensure that participants understand each other. They are organized for CiA members.
Interested parties may send an email to secretary(at)can-cia.org.
In the March issue we focus on mobile machines. But there are also interesting articles about CAN physical layer design and the trend to customized ICs with CAN connectivity. We also report about the 20th anniversary of the CiA 401 CANopen profile specification. Another article provides information about the CANopen usage in the Care-O-bot 4 service robot.
If you are looking for CAN-related products, you could visit the CAN Newsletter Online and the CiA Product Guide. Both publications provide brief product information. The product guides are structured according to a nomenclature in order to make it as easy as possible to find the desired product information. The online magazine reports recently launched CAN products.
If you would like to be informed on published news in any of CiA’s media, we recommend subscribing to CiA’s Weekly Telegraph, distributed by email.