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Information brochures

November 2021

CAN in Automation

The CiA brochure provides information on the CAN in Automation international users’ and manufacturers’ group and its aims. It includes chapters on CAN – the embedded network, application areas, CiA services, and benefits of CiA membership.


February 2020

CAN FD - Start now!

The necessary building blocks for CAN FD device design are available. This includes lower-layer hardware (transceiver and protocol controller) and higherlayer protocol software.


November 2019

CiA seminars

These seminars address development engineers, system integrators as well as decision-makers who want to learn more about the Classical CAN and the CAN FD protocol respectively about the higher layer protocol CANopen.


November 2019

CANopen FD - The art of embedded networking

CiA 1301: Information on the CANopen FD benefits. Front-end control, low-cost, state-of-the-art, future-proof, and independent.


October 2019

CANopen Lift

Interoperable building blocks enable scalability: Information on the CANopen profile for lift control systems.


April 2019

Construction machines

In this flyer the benefits of using embedded CAN-based control networks in construction machines are explained in English language.


November 2016

CANopen FD

This flyer offers an insight into the next generation of CANopen networking (higher data throughput, network-wide cross communication, simple integration into the Internet of Things, enabler for safety and security).


March 2016

CAN: The network for mobile working machines

In this leaflet the benefit of using open and embedded CAN networks in construction and mining machines are explained to machine builders in English and in Chinese language.


February 2016


This flyer offers an insight into the next generation CAN data link layer (faster than 1 Mbit/s, as reliable as Classical CAN, more than 8 byte payload).


October 2013

CiA 417: Reliable and interoperable

The bi-lingual brochures explain the benefits of CANopen Lift for users, for lift manufacturers, and for device manufacturers. Moreover, it lists the features of CiA 417 (CANopen Lift), of CANopen, and of CAN.

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April 2013

CANopen CiA 447

Information on the standardized CANopen application profile for special-purpose car add-on devices are given in this brochure in German language.


November 2012

Validate your products

The flyer provides information on conformance testing, interoperability testing, and the CANopen test tool.


November 2012

Industrial automation

The leaflet apprises of CiA 402, the standardized motion control profile, embedded machine control, and factory automation.


September 2012

CANopen on track

Consist network applications and subsystems: Information on the international standard for CANopen in rail vehicles


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For many years, CiA has been publishing the CANdictionary. It contains brief explanations of CAN-related terms and vocabulary including CAN FD. It is regularly reviewed and updated. Nevertheless, feedback is always welcome.

All CANdictionaries can be downloaded free of charge. Only the English one is available in printed version additionally.

You can order a number of CANdictionaries in printed version (English) at CiA office (headquarters(at)can-cia.org) free of charge.

All can be downloaded. Only the English version is available in paper format additionally.