CAN in automation
CAN in Automation (CiA) is the international user and manufacturer association whose task it is to spread and standardize CAN ( Controller Area Network ). The association, based in Nuremberg, was founded in 1992 and has around 650 members all over the world.
In technical working groups, called Interest Group (IG), specifications and recommendations are discussed and prepared for publication. The following interest groups exist: IG CANopen, IG CANopen FD, IG profiles, IG layer 1/2, IG J1939 and IG safety / security. Within these interest groups there can be sub-groups (SIG = Special Interest Groups) in which individual CiA specifications, for example device and application profiles for CANopen and CANopen FD, are developed.
The association participates in many international standardization activities (ISO, IEC, CEN, Cenelec and SAE) that deal with CAN.
In addition, the association has been publishing the CAN newsletter trade magazine (downloadable PDF file) and the CAN newsletter online since 1992.
- CiA eV: CiA story. Retrieved May 24, 2020 .