Who we are
CAN in Automation (CiA) is the international users’ and manufacturers’ group for the CAN network (Controller Area Network), internationally standardized in the ISO 11898 series. The nonprofit association was established in 1992. The aim is to provide an unbiased platform for future developments of the CAN protocol and to promote the image of the CAN bus technology.
Currently 614 members have joined CAN in Automation (CiA). Have a look at our members list.
What we do
CiA members develop and publish CiA specifications, which cover physical layer definitions as well as application layer and device profile descriptions. Representatives of CiA actively support international standardization of CAN protocols.
How we work
Every CiA member company has one vote in the annual CiA General Assembly, regardless of the company size or number of their employees. The CiA General Assembly elects the board of three directors. The Technical Director chairs the CiA Technical Committee, the Business Director chairs the CiA Business Committee, and the CiA Managing Director manages the CiA Headquarters.
The CiA General Assembly votes for the CiA Technical Committee and the CiA Business Committee. The Technical Committee approves and coordinates the CiA Interest Groups and the Business Committee compiles the general marketing guidelines and proposes the annual budget to the CiA General Assembly.
Join the community!
Established in March 1992, the CiA nonprofit association fosters the image of CAN technology. CiA members jointly develop specifications for different CAN application fields. The CAN community also finances CiA’s active participation in international standardization and organizes events in order to exchange knowledge and experiences. These opportunities for networking belong to the most important benefits of CiA membership
CiA also offers other services. These include seminars and conferences, publications, CANopen testing, and last but not least the promotion of CAN technology.
For more information please contact CiA office (headquarters(at)can-cia.org).