CAN Info Mail

This monthly email is for all CAN fellows.
October 2019

A word from the CiA Managing Director

Three quarters of this year are already done. Just three months are remaining and there is still a lot on the to-do list: Organizing the stands on Interlift, Itap, SPS, and Conexpo; preparing the iCC 2020 conference, editing CiA specifications, etc.

The most challenging task is the development of the CAN XL documents. Besides the data link layer and physical layer specifications, the associated Special Interest Group (SIG) plans also documents on higher-layer functions such as the protocol type, network layer, and protocol headers (CiA 611-1) and the time-synchronization requirements (CiA 611-5) plus the related conformance test plans.

Another important duty is the review and update of CiA profile specifications. With the limited resources of the CiA office this can be done just step-by-step. To do this in the order of importance, I ask you to fill in the profile implementation questionnaire. The most implemented profiles will be reviewed and updated first. This list of profiles just contains those, which are managed by the CiA IG (Interest Group) profiles. Profiles maintained by Special Interest Groups (SIG) are reviewed and updated regularly.


iCC 2020 program is online

The iCC program committee has evaluated the submitted abstracts and has formed the two-day conference program. Of course, the program is subject to be changed. “I am surprised on the high-quality of abstracts,” said Holger Zeltwanger, chairperson of the program committee. The event is sponsored by Emotas, Gemac, Peak System, and Vector.

CAN technology day in Krakow (Poland)

There are still some seats available. This one-day seminar provides information on CAN technology trends and addresses, in particular, decision makers and development managers. The focus is on CAN FD and CANopen FD. The CAN technology day takes place on October 10, 2019.

MSV exhibition in Brno (CZ)

At the MSV exhibition on October 08 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., CiA informs in a presentation about the future of CAN-based networking.

CAN Newsletter Online

Most visited articles in September:

CiA at Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific 2019

CAN in Automation (CiA) is part of the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (Itap) exhibition in Singapore. You can find us at stand 2D01 from 22 October to 24 October 2019. CiA member companies, interested in being a co-exhibitor at CiA's booth at the exhibition, can download the order form from the CiA site for further information. The event brings together an ecosystem of manufacturers, government agencies and businesses ranging from multinational corporations to small and medium enterprises to shape and support their transformation initiatives.

CiA-provided education and training (save the dates)


Seminar language is English.

Webinars (free-of-charge):


  • 2019-11-12: CAN technology day in Atlanta (USA)
  • 2019-11-13: CAN technology day in Philadelphia (USA)
  • 2019-11-14: CAN technology day in Toronto (CA)

Presentation English language.

Please indicate your participation with or without a table order, with e-mail to events(at)

If you need CAN-related trainings, please consider requesting an in-house seminar with a customized agenda. For further information please write to events(at)

New CiA members since the last CiA Info Mail (CIM)

CiA has 686 members (October 02, 2019).

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