CiA webinars

CiA has scheduled its 2021 webinars. For details see the CiA activities list on the left. The first webinar on February 02 provides information about the CANopen Lift profile (CiA 417 series).

CAN Info Mail

As in the last year, CiA sends monthly the CAN Info Mail (CIM) email informing the CAN community about its activities and other interesting news about CAN-related topics. Subscribe here.

Happy New Year

The CiA staff is partly back in office, but most of us are still working remotely from home. Nevertheless, the CiA office is full operational.

Commander and responder

CiA and SAE have agreed to use “commander” and “responder” instead of “master” respectively ”slave” in combination with “network”, “device”, and “node”. Both organizations are committed to use inclusive language in their specifications.

DIN reviews 14700-1

DIN, the German standardization body, reviews the DIN 14700-1 (FireCAN) standard regarding the usage of COB-IDs. The standard is based on CANopen with some changes. It is intended for firefighting-specific add-on devices. More than 10 different devices are standardized.

731 CiA members

The nonprofit association has now 731 members. About 400 provide devices, some 200 supply sub-systems, and about 80 are technology enablers.

DIN working group on J1939

Beginning of next year, the DIN working group (WG) on J1939 will be chaired by Holger Zeltwanger. The WG discusses about J1939-based standards dedicated to road vehicles.

New version of J1939DA

SAE International has released its quarterly update of the J1939 Digital Annex specifying parameter groups (PG) and suspect parameters (SP). Manufacturer IDs and global source addresses (SA) are provided, too.

CAN FD Light

The SIG CAN FD Light has made progress in specifying a dedicated CAN FD protocol implementation for simple network applications such as in smart lighting sub-systems. Of course, it can also be used for other applications.

CiA 401 review

The SIG generic I/O updates the CiA 401 profile for modular I/Os. It is intended to split the profile into a communication technology independent part and parts specifying the CANopen respectively CANopen FD mapping.