Magnus Hell (from left), Christian Schlegel and Holger Zeltwanger were re-elected to the CiA board of directors.

CiA re-elects board members

April 15, 2024
Magnus Hell, Christian Schlegel and Holger Zeltwanger remain as directors of CAN in Automation

The members of the nonprofit CAN in Automation (CiA) international users’ and manufacturers’ association have re-elected the board of directors: Magnus Hell from Infineon as technical director, Christian Schlegel from CHS Consulting as business director and Holger Zeltwanger as managing director. Additionally, the regular CiA General Assembly appointed Bosch, Emotas, ESD, Kvaser, Microcontrol and Murata as Technical Committee members. The elected Business Committee members are Emotas, ESD, Microcontol, Murata and Vector.

CiA, established in 1992, has 755 members worldwide. The association develops the controller area network (CAN) ecosystem originally intended as in-vehicle network (IVN). Nowadays, the serial network is applied in different industry domains. There are three data link layer versions internationally standardized: CAN CC (classic), CAN FD (flexible data-rate) and CAN XL (extended data-field length).

Recently, the ISO 11898-2 standard, CAN physical media attachment, has been released. It specifies all CAN transceivers: CAN HS (high speed), CAN FD, CAN SIC (signal improvement capability) and CAN SIC XL optionally with low-power mode and selective wake-up capability. The ISO 11898-1 standard, data link layer and physical coding sublayer, has passed successfully the final ballot and will be released, soon.

“With a data field of 1 byte to 2,048 byte and a bit rate of up to 20 Mbit/s, CAN XL addresses new applications as in-road vehicles and as embedded backbone network in other industry domains,” explained Zeltwanger. “CiA members develop the CAN XL ecosystem, which includes CANsec, a cybersecurity solution implementable in hardware.”

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