CAN Info Mail

The September issue of the CAN Info Mail, a monthly CiA email service, is online. It contains valuable information and can be subscribed.

Tradeshow: Schweissen & Schneiden

CiA is present on the “Welding & Cutting” exhibition in Essen, Germany. In hall 1, stand 1D20, CiA informs about the CiA 464 profile development from September 11 to 15.

CANopen Safety

The EN 50325-5 standard specifying CANopen Safety needs to reviewed. Therefore, CiA calls for experts interested in updating this standard. For details, please contact CiA office.

ISO 11898-1 and ISO 11898-2

Both ISO standards are available as DIS versions. Therefore, CiA has withdrawn CiA 610-1 (CAN XL), CiA 610-3 (SIC XL), CiA 601-4 (SIC), and CiA 604-1 (CAN FD Light). The contents of these CiA specifications are now included in the ISO documents.

SIG welding and cutting

The next SIG online meeting is scheduled on August 29. The group is going to develop the CiA 464 profile specifying CANopen interfaces for fume-extraction, power-source, and torch units. For details, please contact CiA office.

CiA 401 profile reviewed

CiA has split the CiA 401 profile for modular I/O devices into three parts. Part B specifies the functional behavior and the parameters. Part C contains the mapping to classic CANopen and Part F the mapping to CANopen FD.

CAN connector recommendation updated

The updated CiA 106 technical report recommends the pin-assignment for CAN connectors. It includes corrected names for three 5-pin connectors: 7/8-inch connector, M12 connector, and M8 connector. Four connectors for aerospace applications have been added.

CiA code of ethics and conduct

The CiA board of directors has released a code of ethics and conducts. It states what is obvious: CiA is associated with fairness, integrity, and impartiality. The released code provides some details and recommendations how this is achieved.

Address Claim Hunter attack

The CAN Newsletter magazine has published an article explaining a security vulnerability when using the J1939 address claiming function. It provides also measures against such cyberattacks.

Sponsoring and exhibiting

CiA is looking for companies sponsoring the 18th international CAN Conference, which will take place in Baden-Baden (Germany) on May 14 and 15, 2024. The conference is accompanied by a tabletop exhibition.