CiA technical groups

CiA technical groups are hierarchical structured. The top-level CiA technical group is the CiA Technical Committee (TC); sub-layered are the CiA Interest Groups (IG). There are three active IGs: CANopen, CAN FD and commercial vehicles. The IGs manage their related Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Joint Task Forces (JTF). JFTs are established jointly with other nonprofit associations. All these CiA technical groups develop CiA specifications and recommendations. Each CiA member may participate in any group. The groups decide on consensus, meaning they discuss until everybody agrees on the compromise.

                NameDescriptionChairperson
                TC Technical Committee
                ScopeThe CiA Technical Committee (TC) manages the development, release, and maintenance of technical documents. It approves and monitors CiA interest groups (IG). Additionally, it determines definitions published in the CiA glossary of terms.
                Magnus-Maria Hell, Infineon
                IG01 CANopen
                ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of all general CANopen specifications for application layer, physical layer, and additional services and protocols. Releasing of all documents in the Draft Specification (DS) or public status.
                Martin Rostan, Beckhoff
                SIG01 Application layer
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for the basic CANopen CC application layer functions and related conformance test plans as well as electronic data sheets and the layer setting services (LSS).
                Martin Rostan, Beckhoff
                SIG02 Programmable devices
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains-technical documents for additional application layer functions, relevant for programmable CANopen CC devices
                vacant
                SIG03 Internet of things
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for CANopen CC remote access solutions.
                Henner Henkel, Wilo
                JTF01 OPC-UA
                ScopeThis joint task force (JTC) Initiates, enhances, and maintains technical documents for embedding CANopen in the world of OPC UA.
                vacant
                IG02 CANopen FD
                ScopeThis IG coordinates the development, release, and maintenance of CANopen FD technical documents related to the application layer, the physical layer as well as additional services and protocols.
                Uwe Koppe, MicroControl
                SIG01 Device description
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for XML-based CANopen FD device descriptions.
                Torsten Gedenk, emotas
                SIG02 LSS FD
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents related to layer setting services (LSS) and protocols for CANopen FD.
                Olaf Pfeiffer, Embedded Systems Academy
                SIG03 Testing
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents related to conformance and interoperability test plans for CANopen FD devices and networks.
                Uwe Koppe, MicroControl
                SIG04 Additional application layer functions
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents related to additional CANopen FD application layer functions.
                vacant
                IG03 Profiles
                ScopeThis IG coordinates the development, release and maintenance of device, application, and interface profiles as well as the mapping to CANopen CC, CANopen FD, and other standardized higher-layer protocols (HLP) such as J1939.
                Holger Zeltwanger, CiA
                SIG01 Generic I/O devices
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for generic I/O modules and special-purpose I/O devices such as joysticks
                Christian Keydel, Embedded Systems Academy
                SIG02 Drives and motion control
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for electrical drives including frequency inverters, servo controllers, and stepper motors.
                vacant
                SIG03 Encoder and inclinometer
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for (rotary and linear) encoders and inclinometers.
                Klaus Matzker, Fraba
                SIG04 Measuring devices
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for measuring devices and closed-loop controllers including pressure, force, and temperature sensors.
                Uwe Koppe, MicroControl
                SIG05 Fluid power
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for fluid power technology proportional valves and hydrostatic transmissions such as hydraulic proportional valves, pumps, and drives.
                Martin Schindelin, Moog
                SIG06 Lift control
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for lift (elevator) control systems comprising call, car drive, and door controllers as well as panel, door, car drive, and other units.
                vacant
                SIG08 Contrast media injector
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for contrast media injectors.
                vacant
                SIG10 Fire-fighting
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for fire-fighting subsystems (e.g. aerial working platforms, container units, stabilizer units, DIN 14700 based systems, etc.).
                Dagmar Schymonski-Dederichs, ifm ecomatic
                SIG11 Municipal vehicles
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for refuse collecting vehicles and for other municipal equipment such as weeper and winter service vehicles.
                Thomas Kemner, C-Trace
                SIG14 Special-car add-on devices
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for special-purpose car add-on devices such as roof bar, digital radio, taximeter, equipment for disabled people, and in-vehicle gateway.
                Olaf Pfeiffer, Embedded Systems Academy
                SIG15 Subsea
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents sub-sea instruments such as sensors and meters as well as valves.
                Harald Schuhmacher, OneSubsea
                SIG16 Energy management systems
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for energy management systems that may operate in mobile applications (e.g. light-electric vehicles) as well as non-mobile applications (e.g. isolated farms).
                Steffen Rose, emotas
                SIG18 IO-Link
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents for IO-Link gateways.
                Joachim Uffelmann, ifm ecomatic
                SIG19 Welding and cutting
                ScopeThe SIG develops and maintains technical documents for advanced manual arc welding and plasma cutting systems; connections to robots and overarching systems are out of scope. The documents provides plug-and-play functionality for basic setups, including physical layer requirements such as compatible cables and connectors. The resulting approach provides contradiction-free data to the Asset Administration Shell (AAS) and facilitates regulatory compliance and protecting the worker’s health.
                Dr. Andreas Matz, Abicor Binzel
                IG04 Lower layers
                ScopeThis IG coordinates the development, release, and maintenance of technical documents related to the OSI data link player and the OSI physical layer as well as layer management and add-on (cross-layer) functions for these layers.
                Magnus-Maria Hell, Infineon Technologies
                SIG01 CAN XL
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents related to the CAN XL ecosystem.
                Dr. Arthur Mutter, Robert Bosch
                SIG02 CAN FD light
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents related to the CAN FD light ecosystem.
                Fred Rennig, STMicroelectronics
                SIG03 EMC
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents related to EMC requirements for CAN transceivers used in CAN XL networks.
                Magnus-Maria Hell, Infineon Technologies
                SIG05 3,3-V transceivers
                ScopeThe SIG develops and maintains 3,3-V transceiver specifications adapted with PMA (physical medium attachment) sub-layer specifications as given in ISO 11898-2. This includes also transceivers with low-power and selective wake-up capabilities. A related conformance test plan, an interoperability test plan and an EMC specification are also in the scope.
                Vikas Thawani, Texas Instruments
                IG05 J1939
                ScopeThis IG coordinates the development, release, maintenance of technical documents mapping CANopen application layer functions to J1939. It also coordinates the submission of comments to J1939-based documents developed by other nonprofit associations including the SAE J1939 series, the ISO 11783 series (also known as Isobus), and IEC 61162-3 (also known as NMEA 2000).
                Holger Zeltwanger, CiA
                IG06 Safety and security
                ScopeThis IG coordinates the development, release, and maintenance of technical documents related to functional safety and cybersecurity.
                Holger Zeltwanger, CiA
                IG06 SIG01 Functional safety
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents related to CAN-based functional safety protocols including layer management. This includes, in particular, the CANopen Safety protocol as specified in EN 50325-5.
                vacant
                IG06 SIG02 Cybersecurity
                ScopeThis SIG develops and maintains technical documents related to CAN-based cybersecurity including a secure key management.
                vacant
                IG07 High availability
                ScopeThis IG develops, releases, and maintains technical documents related to redundancy concepts for high-availability, mission-critical CAN-based networks. This includes technical documents covering concepts for redundant CAN networks and redundant CAN nodes.
                Uwe Koppe, MicroControl