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June 2021

A word from the CiA Managing Director

Do not miss the party: It is still possible to register for the 17th international CAN Conference (iCC). The program comprises first-hand presentations on CAN XL and other topics including CAN FD Light. Very important are also the C3 (CiA CAN Coffee) sessions. At the end of each of the four conference days, the session chairs and the speakers are available for answering questions. Of course, this is also an opportunity to have open discussion on any CAN-related topic. It is a chance to meet CAN experts from all over the world, to exchange experiences and knowledge.

I will be available in all the C3 sessions trying to understand the needs of users and to develop jointly with other CiA fellows in the future appropriate solutions. The C3 session is also a very good opportunity for social networking. Of course, face-to-face conferences are better, but in times of the Covid-19 pandemic we need to learn to do social networking in online conferences.

In 1994 when I had the idea to organize the 1st iCC in Mainz (Germany), I did not think that there will be a 17th conference in 2021. But there is one. The program is very exciting: with the official introduction of the third CAN data link layer generation, the CAN XL protocol and the CAN XL SIC physical layer with a bit rate of 10 Mbit/s and possibly more.

I am looking forward to meet many new CAN fellows. I am still hungry on new ideas and to learn from others. I am not stopping to improve my knowledge.


Open-house meetings

CiA has scheduled open-house meetings to give members and non-members the opportunity to participate in some CiA technical group meetings to get an inside-view how these groups are working. The participation in these meetings is free of charge, but registration is required by email.

CiA webinars accompanying the iCC

CiA organizes some webinars on June 16 and 17 before the iCC conference. These webinars are free of charge. The detailed agendas are available on CiA’s website. Registration is required.

Call for firefighting experts

CiA calls for experts interested in standardizing CAN-based networks to be used by fire-fighting vehicles. Interested parties are invited to participate in a free-of-charge CiA workshop on June 29 (10:00 am to 12:00 am CEST) with the objective to establish a special interestgGroup (SIG). More information is available on CiA’s website. Please register by email.

June issue of CAN Newsletter magazine

The June issue 2021 of the CAN Newsletter magazine is now published and available for downloading. Besides a range of other topics, it contains for example articles about CANopen FD (e.g. use cases and why to choose CANopen FD, devices identification with LSS), a company portrait about Bürkert and CANopen, CANopen application reports, an interview with Iveco, an article about the open-source Sigrok project written by Ken Tindell as well as part 1 of a comparative analysis of Classical CAN, CAN FD, and Ethernet for networked control systems. The articles can be downloaded individually or you can download the entire magazine.

CAN Newsletter Online

Control software: Energy management system for electric commercial vehicles. ZF presented its latest energy management system. The software controls the energy allocation for both the driveline and auxiliary units in electric buses and truck units. This is realized via CAN interfaces.

Online seminars

  • 2021-07-07 (16:00-20:00 UTC+2): CAN1
  • 2021-07-08 (16:00-20:00 UTC+2): CANopen1

The time schedule of these seminars in English language is optimized for North American participants.

CiA Webinars

1 in English language
2 in Chinese language

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

CiA has 694 members (June 01, 2021).

CiA Product Guides

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