What you need to know about getting started with CAN-bus
Posted to News on 12th Dec 2017, 11:24

What you need to know about getting started with CAN-bus

Control Technologies UK has published a new blog post, Getting started with CAN-bus. This provides an excellent introduction to the subject of CAN-bus, particularly for those who are considering using it for the first time.

What you need to know about getting started with CAN-bus

Written by Mark Wood, Managing Director of Control Technologies UK and an expert on CAN, the blog post covers the subject of Getting started with CAN-bus by addressing the following areas:

  • What is CAN-bus?
  • What types of application is CAN-bus used for?
  • Standards
  • What types of CAN-bus are available?
  • Architecture
  • Layers
  • Frames
  • Starting a CAN-bus project
  • Pros and cons of CAN-bus

CAN (Controller Area Network) is a serial communications bus for bidirectional transmission of data for control systems. Data rates of up to 1Mb/s are possible, depending on bus length, and CAN-bus is characterised by guaranteed latency and excellent error detection. Originally developed by Robert Bosch GmbH for automotive applications to simplify and reduce wiring, the protocol has proven to be versatile and suitable for a variety of industries, including industrial automation.

Follow the link to read the blog post Getting started with CAN-bus.


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