[2015-05-06] CiA members are jointly organizing events to bring CAN FD knowledge to different markets. More events are already scheduled. An ISO working group also continues preparing the next ballots for the CAN FD conformance test plan included in ISO 16845-1, and for the high-speed transceiver standard (ISO 11898-2). The final voting for the CAN FD protocol standardized in ISO 11898-1 has already been started. The CiA Interest Group Commercial Vehicles has also made progress to adapt CAN FD: first CiA-internal documents will be available end of May. They will cover the physical layer (CiA 602-1) and the application layer (CiA 602-2).
In parallel, several companies are working on their CAN FD products. Spansion/Cypress has just released a micro-controller with multiple ISO CAN FD ports and Etas offers an interface module with CAN FD selectable to support non-ISO or ISO format. Other chipmakers such as Freescale and Microchip are integrating CAN FD modules compliant with the ISO standard into their micro-controllers.
[2015-04-30] Cherry Industrial Solutions has presented a modular sensor system. The system uses single-chip sensor devices with a fully-integrated magnetic circuit utilized by the automotive sector of Cherry’s parent company, ZF Friedrichshafen.
[2015-04-29] Voltabox has developed the C320 battery system for manufacturers and outfitters of commercial passenger and goods vehicles. The modular configuration of these systems allows them to be adapted to different load profiles and types of installation.