CiA workshops

CiA technical groups organize a workshop on “configurable network components”.

On occasion of these workshops, the attendees discuss solutions to overcome today’s interoperability challenges in embedded networking. The outcome of these workshops will be stored to CiA profile specifications and maintained by CiA working groups.

Configurable network components” is the title of the online workshop on May 24 (10:00 to 12:00, UTC+2). It discusses the requirements to configure by means of a CANopen interface CAN-based bridges and switches. The ports may support Classical CAN, CAN FD, and CAN XL. Such bridge and switch components are in particular suitable for migration from Classical CAN to CAN FD or CAN XL. The legacy CiA 456 profile for configurable network components is limited to Classical CAN and needs to be updated. Bridges and switches are also used in network system architectures, when a single network segment does not provide sufficient bandwidth or the network system needs to be sliced in segments, in order to simplify development and diagnostics. This workshop is prepared by the CiA interest group (IG) profiles, with objective to establish a SIG revising the CiA 456 profile and to develop additional CiA documents.

In autumn (September 30), CiA IG profiles plans a workshop on “CAN in railway vehicles”. In the pipeline are also workshops on “battery management”, on “CAN in laboratory automation”, and on “CANopen profile for drilling rigs”. The SIG truck gateway prepares a workshop on extending the CiA 413 series (CANopen-based interface profile for truck body application gateways) to support functional safety and cybersecurity.

If you are interested in attending the one or the other free-of-charge workshop, please contact CiA office. The workshops are intended for CiA members, but guests are welcome, as well.