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CiA services

CAN in Automation provides services for all CAN users. These support CAN device and system design. They address CAN newcomers and CAN experts. Some services are free of charge, and others are limited to CiA members only.


CAN in Automation (CiA)
Kontumazgarten 3
DE-90429 Nuremberg

Tel.: +49-911-928819-0
Fax: +49-911-928819-79
E-Mail: headquarters(at)can-cia.org

CiA seminars

Since 1992, CiA is offering CAN-related seminars. They cover CAN physical layer, data link layer, as well as several higher-layer protocol subjects; for example, Classical CAN, CAN FD, CANopen, or J1939. The seminars address CAN newcomers and users. CiA offers also customized in-house seminars.
CiA seminars are characterized by the fact that they are device- and manufacturer-independent. CiA engineers, who lead through the seminars, have long experience in CAN, and in teaching CAN-related topics.

CiA hotline

CiA office assists you in case of CAN-related, technical or marketing-oriented questions. You can reach us by phone: +49-911-928819-0, email, or our social media channels. You can also negotiate an e-meeting, to discuss your issues with us, and together with your team.

CiA publications

Since 1992, CiA informs on latest trends and developments in its publications. The CAN Newsletter magazine, published quarterly, provides background information and deep technical insights. The CAN Newsletter Online provides information on current activities in the CAN community. In case you are searching for CAN-based products, for your current projects, the CiA Product Guide may be a relevant source. With the monthly CAN Info Mail, you get compact information of all relevant news.

Many of the CiA publications offer space for CAN users to present themselves to the CAN community in form of technical articles or advertisement.

CiA marketing opportunities

CiA offers space for your advertisements in CiA publications, so that you can present you and your company to the CAN community. This includes advertisements in the CAN Newsletter, the CAN Newsletter Online, or entries in the CiA Product Guides.

Additionally, you can increase your visibility, by taking part in CiA marketing opportunities, such as CANopen Product Panels or Joint Stands on trade shows.

CiA test center

The CiA test center provides several services to assess the conformity of CANopen and CANopen FD devices, to the CiA specifications CiA 301 resp. CiA 1301. The CANopen conformance test tool is available at CiA office, free of charge for CiA members, and is used for CANopen conformance testing, at CiA office. For CANopen FD devices, CANopen FD conformance testing at CiA office is mandatory. Details on CANopen FD conformance testing, such as the CANopen FD test procedure, are provided in the CiA test center.

CiA conferences

CiA conferences are unique platforms to meet CAN experts from all over the world to exchange experiences and to discuss the latest developments in CAN technology. Since 1994, the international CAN Conference (iCC) has been a unique opportunity to update CAN knowledge and to learn from the experiences of others. The program of the iCC offers a deep insight to state and future of CAN-based networking.

CiA technology days provide an overview on the status and future of CAN, in specific application fields or regions.

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that, connected with advances in science.

Isaac Newton (1642–1727), mathematician