Still just online CiA seminars

The CAN and CANopen seminars scheduled for September and October are virtual meetings. The still increasing number of new Covid-19 infections delays the carrying out of face-to-face seminars.

Call for experts

CiA intends to develop a generic dual bus-line redundancy concept, which is independent of higher-layer protocols such as CANopen and J1939. Parties interested in participation or in more details contact (secretary(at)

Harmonized transceiver naming

CiA has agreed on names for two transceiver approaches: CAN SIC transceiver and CAN SIC XL transceiver. Recommended are the terms CAN high-speed and CAN FD transceivers for two other technologies.

Board of directors re-elected

In its first online meeting, the CiA general assembly has re-elected the CiA board of directors (Uwe Koppe, Technical Director; Christian Schlegel, Business Director, and Holger Zeltwanger, Managing Director). The accepted budget for 2020 will be adjusted depending on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

CiA BC and CiA TC

During the online CiA general assembly (GA), the members of the CiA business committee (BC) and the CiA technical committee (TC) have been re-elected. The GA also excluded some companies from the member list due to not paid fees for 2019.

CiA webinar on J1939-22

The 1-hour webinar on July 8 provides an overview on CANopen FD networks using the J1939-22 application layer.

Technology days on CANopen FD

CiA has scheduled two free of charge CANopen FD technology days on July 6 and July 9. The 4-hour online events give an introduction into the new CANopen application layer running on CAN FD networks.

CAN and CANopen online seminars

CiA has introduced the web-based CAN and CANopen seminars which help to increase attendees safety in times of the coronavirus. It provides in a compact format the contents of our well-known on-site seminars.

IAS participation

CiA has cancelled its participation in the IAS tradeshow in Shanghai, due to the uncertainties cause by the novel coronavirus. The sub-exhibitors of the CiA stand have already withdrawn their participation.