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.

        NameDescriptionChairmen
        Technical committee (TC)
        ScopeMaintenance of CAN-related specifications, such as the generic CAN physical layer or CAN Application Layer (CAL) documents. Approving and monitoring of all CiA interest groups (IG).
        Uwe Koppe, MicroControl
        IG CAN FD
        ScopeDevelopment of additional specifications, recommendations and implementation guidelines for CAN FD. This covers CAN FD physical layer recommendations with special regard to topology and bit timing, recommendations with regard to system design as well as with regard to CAN FD controller interfaces. Releasing of all CAN FD-related documents in the DS (Draft Standard) status.
        Dr. Arthur Mutter, Bosch
        IG commercial vehicles
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of the CiA 602 series, which specifies the use of CAN FD networks in commercial vehicles. This covers the physical interface, the physical network design, and the application layer. It doesn’t include the specification of signals and parameters.
        IG CANopen
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of all general CANopen specifications for application layer, physical layer, and additional services and protocols. Releasing of all CANopen-related documents in the DS (Draft Standard) or public status.
        Martin Rostan, Beckhoff
        CANopen JTF CiA/EnergyBus: Energy management systems (EMS)
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of CANopen profiles 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, emtas
        CANopen JTF CiA/OPC UA
        ScopeInitiation, enhancement and maintenance of profiles for embedding CANopen in the world of OPC UA.
        CANopen SIG application layer
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of the basic CANopen specification CiA 301 as well as of further additional CANopen application layer functions, such as e.g. access to/from other networks, EDS in XML, layer setting services, security, wake-up handling, conformance testing, and electronic device description.
        Dr. Martin Merkel, HMS
        CANopen SIG contrast media injector
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of CANopen profiles for medical add-on devices such as injector, ECG, etc.
        n/a
        CANopen SIG encoder and inclinometer
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of the CANopen profile for inclinometer devices and CANopen profile for incremental and absolute, linear and rotary encoders.
        Klaus Matzker, Fraba
        CANopen SIG fluid power
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of the CANopen profile for fluid power technology proportional valves and hydrostatic transmissions such as hydraulic proportional valves, pumps and drives. This CANopen profile is based on VDMA profile “Fluid Power Technology”.
        Martin Schindelin, Moog
        CANopen SIG generic I/O modules
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of the CANopen profile for generic I/O modules.
        CANopen SIG IO-LinkJoachim Uffelmann, ifm ecomatic
        CANopen SIG Internet of Things
        ScopeDevelopment and maintenance of application programming interfaces and necessary mechanisms for functional addressing.
        CANopen SIG lift control
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of the CANopen application profile for for lift control systems controllers.
        Jörg Hellmich, Elfin
        CANopen SIG measuring devices
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of the CANopen profile for measuring devices and closed-loop controllers.
        CANopen SIG motion control
        SpecificationsEnhancement and maintenance of the CANopen profile for electric drives. This covers supporting the related IEC working group as well as enhancing the international standard by additional functionality; summarized in further CiA documents.
        CANopen SIG municipal vehicles
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of the CANopen application profile for refuse collecting vehicles, also known as CleANopen.
        Thomas Kemner, C-Trace
        CANopen SIG power supply
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of the CANopen profile for power supply devices
        Lothar Droll, Kniel
        CANopen SIG programmable devices
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of CANopen profiles as well as additional application layer functions, relevant for programmable devices such as e.g. host controllers.
        Dr. Martin Merkel, HMS
        CANopen SIG special car add-on devices
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of CANopen profiles for special purpose car add-on devices such as e.g. blue-lights, radio, equipment for disabled people, taximeter, roof bar, and police.
        Olaf Pfeiffer, ESA
        CANopen SIG truck gateway
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of CANopen specifications, and recommendations for gateways between J1939-based systems and CANopen-based systems.
        Ulrich Hiermann, Iveco
        CANopen SIG weighing devices and systems
        ScopeEnhancement and maintenance of CANopen profiles for weighing devices and systems.
        Marco Becker, Pfreundt