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December 2022

A word from the CiA Managing Director

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The year of CiA’s 30th anniversary is coming to its end. In June, we had a wonderful two-day birthday event. I met in person old and new CiA fellows. After two years with just online meetings because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this was very pleasing. In this year, CiA participated again in some trade shows (Innotrans, Bauma, and SPS). The success was not overwhelming, but with the still existing travel restrictions we were rather satisfied: “It was not that bad” (British understatement).

Regarding CiA specifications, we made some progress in the development of the CAN XL ecosystem. CiA becomes a partner of the Autosar community, in order to harmonize the developments regarding CAN in both organizations. The CAN XL lower layer specifications CiA 610-1 (data link layer and physical coding sublayer) and CiA 610-3 (physical media attachment sub-layer) have been submitted to ISO for international standardization. The related ISO 11898-1 respectively ISO 11898-2 are already updated. The new editions are in DIS (Draft International Standard) ballot meaning the national standardization bodies can comment and vote on these documents.

The development and maintenance of other CiA specifications, especially CiA profiles, were continued as usual. There are still some new editions of CiA profiles in the pipeline to be released beginning of 2023. They are in the quality improvement process. CiA engineers double-check all documents after approval by the related CiA technical group. In a second and third step, I do a final approval respectively a cover approval, in which I check the Foreword and the Introduction sections. In the final approval, I am looking for violations of general CiA editing rules and the compliancy with the CiA house style document downloadable from the CiA website.

The times are challenging. Nevertheless, the year of 2022 was a success for CiA. We started with 712 members; now we have 751. With this in mind, I like to thank Reiner Zitzmann, CiA chief executive officer, and his entire team for the services they have provided to the CAN community. You have done a good job – thank you.

What’s left? Season greetings, merry Christmas, a happy New Year, and stay healthy.


December issue of CAN Newsletter magazine

The fourth and last issue of the free-of-charge CAN Newsletter magazine 2022 has been released. It continues with the “history and trends” series featuring ʻCAN in healthcareʼ and ʻCAN in non-automotive applicationsʼ. CiA’s Holger Zeltwanger gives an outlook on ʻCiA’s future and CAN XLʼ. A range of applications reports is also provided and includes: ʻCAN-based drive control for a robotic manipulatorʼ, ʻShowing that electric aviation is possible and beyondʼ, and ʻConverting mixed sensor data to CAN (FD)ʼ.

Topics such as ʻThe new dynamic parameters of CAN SICʼ and ʻCAN transceiver fault detection with algorithmʼ are also covered. Additionally, ʻSecuring CAN: Introduction to CryptoCANʼ and ʻMobile configuration, service, and diagnostic access to CAN systemsʼ comprise the magazine. Brief news are provided in the section standards and specifications.

The articles can be downloaded individually or you can download the entire magazine.

Electronica 2022 exhibition

In 14 halls, the international electronics industry met again in person from November 15 to November 18 in Munich. 2144 exhibitors and about 70 000 visitors saw some announcements regarding CAN technology. This included new MCUs (micro-controller unit), board-level products, and more. The CAN Newsletter published several articles regarding this.

CiA workshop on battery and energy management

On December 13, 2022 organizes its last workshop of the year. Attendees can discuss with CiA the requirements of CAN-based battery and energy management. CiA uses the results of the discussions as bases for maintenance of its existing specifications such as CiA 418, CiA 419, CiA 454, CiA 458, CiA 302-9, and CiA 320. Additionally, CiA intends to evaluate, whether new CAN technologies such as CAN FD or CAN XL need to be considered.

Your article in the CAN Newsletter magazine 2023

After the magazine is before the magazine. All issues of 2022 have been released and the first one of 2023 is already around the corner. So, if you have an interesting article regarding CAN, the editors are looking forward to it (pr(at) Maybe you have an extraordinary application report where a CAN product was used, or any other exciting topic regarding CAN (FD) or even CAN XL? Of course, this is free of charge. The March issue will be printed and distributed at the Embedded World 2022.

Status on CANopen FD

On November 17, 2022, CiA’s Reiner Zitzmann gave a webinar regarding the status on CANopen FD. The webinar can be watched on Youtube. For 2022, CiA has one webinar left. Topic is the status of CAN XL and will be held in Chinese language.

CAN Newsletter Online

Nexperia: Chinese company ordered to sell wafer fab

The British government forced the Chinese Nexperia company to sell Britain's biggest microchip factory, following a national security assessment.


CAN- and CANopen-related educational training

  • 2022-12-08: CAN XL - Status 20222
Technology day

  • 2022-12-06: CiA in action technology day1

1 in English language
2 in Chinese language

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

  • Actia Automotive (FR)
  • Canis Automotive Labs (GB)
  • Novium Designs (US)
  • Shanghai AMP & Moons' Automation (CN)
  • Wiferion (DE)

CiA has 751 members (December 01, 2022).

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