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CiA services

CiA provides services to the entire CAN community independent of CiA membership. These services address CAN newcomers and CAN experts. They include educational, information, and testing services.


CAN in Automation (CiA)
Kontumazgarten 3
DE-90429 Nuremberg

Tel.: +49-911-928819-0
Fax: +49-911-928819-79
E-Mail: headquarters(at)can-cia.org

Education and training

Since 1992, CiA offers CAN-related seminars. They cover CAN physical layer options, the three CAN data link layer generations (Classical CAN, CAN FD, and CAN XL), and several higher-layer protocol approaches (especially for CANopen and CANopen FD). CiA provides also customized in-house seminars. CiA seminars are characterized by the fact that they are device- and manufacturer-related. CiA engineers, who lead through the seminars, have long experience in teaching CAN technology.

CiA schedules also free-of-charge webinars, which provide in one hour an overview on different topics. They address decision makers and those, who just like to get a brief introduction in a topic. These webinars do not provide technical details.

CiA also offers free-of-charge CiA technology days. They are one-day in-person events or online events. They provide more detailed information about new CiA technical developments. Last but not least, there is the opportunity to book an in-house seminar. They can take place in the customer’s facility, in the CiA office, or online.

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that, connected with advances in science.

Isaac Newton (1642–1727), mathematician

CiA hotline

CiA office assists you in case of CAN-related, technical or marketing-oriented questions. You can reach us by phone: +49-911-928819-0, email, or our social media channels. You can also negotiate an e-meeting, to discuss your issues with us, and together with your team.

CiA publications

Since 1992, CiA informs on latest trends and developments in its publications. The CAN Newsletter magazine, published quarterly, provides background information and deep technical insights. It also provides information on current activities in the CAN community. In case you are searching for CAN-based products, for your current projects, the CiA Product Guide may be a relevant source.

Many of the CiA publications offer space for CAN users to present themselves to the CAN community by means of technical articles, press releases, or advertisement.

CAN Community News

This 3-weekly free-of-charge email service provides CAN-related news to the entire CAN community. This includes reports about CiA activities, released CiA documents, available CiA publications, and other topics.

CiA test center

The CiA test center provides several services to assess the conformity of CANopen and CANopen FD devices, to the CiA specifications CiA 301 resp. CiA 1301. The CANopen conformance test tool is available at CiA office, free of charge for CiA members, and is used for CANopen conformance testing, at CiA office. For CANopen FD devices, CANopen FD conformance testing at CiA office is mandatory. Details on CANopen FD conformance testing, such as the CANopen FD test procedure, are provided in the CiA test center.

CiA conferences

CiA conferences are unique platforms to meet CAN experts from all over the world to exchange experiences and to discuss the latest developments in CAN technology. Since 1994, the international CAN Conference (iCC) has been a unique opportunity to update CAN knowledge and to learn from the experiences of others. The program of the iCC offers a deep insight to state and future of CAN-based networking.

Advertisements in CiA publications

CiA offers space for your advertisements in CiA publications, so that you can present you and your company to the CAN community. This includes advertisements in the CAN Newsletter magazine, or entries in the CiA Product Guides.

Additionally, you can increase your visibility, by taking part in CiA marketing opportunities, such as CANopen product panels or Joint Stands on trade shows.