CAN & CANopen

Technical articles and documents related to CAN and CANopen.

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CANopen API Recommended Practice

Provides a common application programming interface for CANopen solutions. Adopted by CANopenIA and MicroCANopen.
 
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Betting on CAN and CANopen

An article giving answers to questions like: In which market segments are CAN, the Controller Area Network and CANopen used today? How many CAN bus nodes are out there? In which market segments will CAN and CANopen be used in the future?
 
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Embedded Networking With CANopen

Introduction to CANopen including Device Profiles, Object Dictionary, Electronic Data Sheets, Process Data Objects, Network Management and implementation. CANopen is a higher-layer CAN protocol running on the CANbus. First published in Circuit Cellar.
 
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Customizing CANopen for Use in an Automated Laboratory Instrument

CANopen application example that shows how CANopen can be modified to best match the requirements of a specific application.
 
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Smarten-Up Your Sensors with DeviceNet and CANopen

More and more sensors are required to have networking capabilities. CANopen and DeviceNet are a good choice for simple sensors such as encoders or valves.
 
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CANopen Compliant Bootloader and Debugger Cores for Flash Microcontrollers

A guideline on how to utilize CANopen compliant communication channels to implement boot loader and debugger cores into microcontrollers with on-chip flash memory.
 
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Selecting a CAN Controller

There are some 22 or so chip manufacturers producing microcontrollers with on-chip CAN bus interfaces. Many differ substantially from each other - what are the selection criteria we can go by?