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The free-of-charge CAN Info Mail (CIM), a monthly email service, informs subscribers about CAN-related news and CiA activities. If you would like to subscribe to the CAN Info Mail please send an email to mail(at)

CANopen Lift technology day

In October, the CiA technology day with the topic CANopen in lift applications (CiA 417) took place. More than 40 participants were part of the event.

CANopen FD webinar

On October 14, the webinar „CANopen FD – status and future” takes place. It is free of charge. Interested parties can register here.


In addition to the traditional AUI (attachment unit interface), CAN XL provides the MICI (medium-independent CAN interface). MICI is the interface between CAN XL SIC transceivers (CiA 610-3) and the CAN XL controllers (CiA 610-1). It supports dataphase bit-rates up to 10 Mbit/s and more.

CiA on social media

CiA provides information on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Youtube. Follow us on your preferred social media. We also have a Wechat channel in Chinese language.

SIG drives and motion control calls for experts

The SIG plans to develop a drive profile based on CiA 402 using 64-bit parameters. This includes also an improvement of the current FSA (finite state automaton). Interested parties should contact CiA office.

All-about automation fairs

In Germany, the all-about automation fairs take place in Essen (Sept. 9 + 10) and in Chemnitz (Sept. 23 + 24). CiA gives speeches about “Migration from CANopen to CANopen FD” in German language.

Construction machines conference

The University of Dresden organizes the “8. Fachtagung Baumaschinentechnik” on October 1 and 2. CiA presents a paper on the future of CAN.

SPS 2020 goes all-virtual

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and other fundamental changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the SPS 2020 will take place only in virtual form as SPS Connect.

Board of directors re-elected

In its first online meeting, the CiA general assembly has re-elected the CiA board of directors (Uwe Koppe, Technical Director; Christian Schlegel, Business Director, and Holger Zeltwanger, Managing Director). The accepted budget for 2020 will be adjusted depending on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.