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Hannover Messe 2018

Demonstrating CANopen FD

After some years of absence, CAN in Automation (CiA) is again part of the Hannover Messe 2018. The nonprofit association shows its CANopen FD demonstrator.

The CANopen FD demonstrator (Photo: CAN in Automation)

The CiA booth is located in hall 9, stand A06 among other providers of industrial automation products and services. CiA engineers are there to discuss and to answer different questions, to inform visitors about latest developments, CiA technical groups, last released CiA specifications, international standardization, and this year’s CiA activities.

The most interesting topic is probably the CANopen FD demonstrator comprising nodes from Microcontrol, HMS, Emtas, ESD Electronics, and Emsa. It emphasizes the advantages of CANopen FD and makes them visible for visitors. The CiA 1301 CANopen FD specification was released last September. Other CiA specifications are under review to support CANopen FD, in the future. This includes the CiA 302 (additional application layer functions) series, and the CiA 305 LSS specifications.

Last but not least CiA also exhibits product panels showing samples of the latest CANopen products. Of course, these products provide Classical CANopen interfaces according to CiA 301.

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