An Introduction to the Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus
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- Understand the commercial and technical factors that drove the development of CAN Bus
- Understand the need for network arbitration and how it is done with CAN Bus
- Know the format of the CAN Bus data frame
- Gain an appreciation of the various parts of the CAN Bus data frame and their purposes
- Understand how non destructive collision detection occurs at the byte level
- Appreciate what part of the protocol is handled in firmware and what needs to be specified by the designer
- Configure CAN Bus message identifiers and data format on actual CAN Bus hardware
- Use CAN Bus simulation software to simulate a CAN Bus network
- Working knowledge of the process control devices in a typical Process Automation or SCADA system
- Basic working knowledge of the Modbus RTU protocol.
- Basic understanding of binary systems and computer memory
CAN Bus stands for "Controller Area Network" Bus.
CAN-bus is one of those technologies that everyone experiences every day, without actually knowing about it. Because it is so widely used, in everything from cars and trucks through to boats, factories and even building management systems, the chances of interacting with it on a daily basis are pretty high.
CAN is a vehicle bus standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other in applications without a host computer. It is a message-based protocol, designed originally for multiplex electrical wiring within automobiles, but is also used in many other contexts.
You should get to know this protocol as it will allow you to expand your expertise and opportunities in design and building equipment in the following areas: Automotive, Medical, Military, Industrial Machines, Aviation, etc.
There is quite a bit of info on CAN Bus available on the Internet, but not much showing CAN Bus communications in a very practical way. And that's what I am going to do in the course.
At the end of my course, you are not only going to understand the CAN Bus theory but I am going to show you how to use CAN Bus hardware and software in my usual practical approach.
- Electrical Engineers
- Electrical Technicians
- Electrical Tech or Engineering Students
- Process Control Technicians and Engineers
- Process Automation Engineers
- Programmers working in the Process Automation field
- Automotive Engineers
- Automotive Technicians
CAN bus was developed due to the increasing number of features, and therefore electronic components, that were being added to automotive vehicles.