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Plug fests for CAN FD and CANopen Lift

The CiA Interest Group “CAN FD” has scheduled plug fests in Detroit (USA) and Nuremberg (Germany). They will take place in April (6 and 7) respectively in June (2 and 3). The participants will proof the interoperability of their ISO CAN FD implementations and products. On the first day the CAN FD data link layer is in the testing focus. This includes frame formats, some cornerstones (e.g. RX of messages with shifted FDF/res edge), and special concepts (e.g. shielding/filtering of CAN FD messages). The second day is reserved for CAN FD physical layer testing including OEM wiring harnesses, long bus lines, ringing suppression circuitry, etc.

The CANopen Lift plug fest is scheduled on April 12, 2016. The bi-annually organized CiA 417 plug fest proof the interoperability of CANopen Lift products. CiA plans also a generic CANopen plugfest in Italia.

Plug fests are important to test the interoperability of products. Conformance testing just proofs the conformity of an interface, like spellchecking. Plug fests are system tests to ensure that the participants understand each other. They are organized for CiA members.

Interested parties may send an email to secretary(at)can-cia.org.

CiA 602-2: Extended functionality for J1939 on CAN FD

The IG (interest group) “Commercial vehicles” plans to extend the functionality for J1939 on CAN FD data link layer (CiA 602-2) in respect to ISO transport protocol, BAM (Broadcast Announce Message), etc. The updated CiA 602-2 work draft will be completely Autosar-compatible.

In addition to some simulation, IG members have proven the CiA 602-2 concept by measurements. This includes also measurements in a real truck. The results are impressive: The data throughput gaining and the reduction of interrupts are significant. Details are available for members on request.

The next meeting is scheduled on April 25 in Stuttgart (Germany), registration is required (secretary(at)can-cia.org).


Next face-to-face meeting is scheduled on Feb. 16 in Nuremberg (DE). Topics include observation of CiA 601-1 and CiA 601-4 comments as well as discussion about CiA 601-2 and CiA 601-3 work drafts. Info: secretary(at)can-cia.org.

TF CAN time-stamping

Next face-to-face and Webex meeting in Nuremberg (Germany) will discuss the CiA 603 work draft proposal. Interested car- and chipmakers may register via email (secretary(at)can-cia.org).

SIG weighing devices

Next face-to-face meeting is scheduled on Feb. 3 in Nuremberg (Germany). Info: secretary(at)can-cia.org.

Further community news


The 15th international CAN Conference focused on CAN FD technology. The December issue of the CAN Newsletter reports briefly about the 2-days event. It also contains some interesting reports about applications, e.g. tomorrow’s mobile machinery control systems. Another article describes the usage of Labview with embedded Linux on an ARM processor.

Highly hyperlinked

If you are looking for CAN-related products, you could visit the CAN Newsletter Online and the CiA Product Guide. Both publications provide brief product information. The product guides are structured according to a nomenclature in order to make it as easy as possible to find the desired product information. The online magazine reports recently launched CAN products.

If you would like to be informed on published news in any of CiA’s media, we recommend subscribing to CiA’s Weekly Telegraph, distributed by email.