Communication Profile for Embedded Networks

  • Holger Zeltwanger
Conference paper


Embedded networks are used for machine or system internal communication between module and sub-systems. One of the most important embedded networks is Controller Area Network (CAN). In the early days of CAN, the embedded system designers have developed their own higher-layer protocols. Today, most of the system integrators like to use standardized application layers and communication profiles to reduce design efforts. CANopen is a family of specifications including communication profiles, frameworks, and device profiles for embedded networks based on CAN.


Controller Area Network Communication Profile Configuration Data Profile Area Application Object 


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  1. 1.
    ISO 11898 (1993): Road vehicles — Interchange of digital information — Controller area network (CAN) for high-speed communicationGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    CiA DS-301 (1999): CANopen communication profileGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Zeltwanger
    • 1
  1. 1.CAN in Automation (CiA)ErlangenGermany

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