From the editors' desk

[2015-08-07] Our CAN Newsletter Online is not a newsletter like the newsletters that other publishing houses and companies distribute. It is an online newspaper. Our email-newsletter on the other hand is called CiA's Weekly Telegraph. It provides the headlines of the CAN Newsletter Online and those of the printed version. The printed CAN Newsletter magazine is not printed on paper any longer, but is distributed in PDF format.

The naming is confusing, we know. Nevertheless, we are not planning to change the publications’ names. We will keep CAN Newsletter for the PDF magazine, CAN Newsletter Online, and CiA's Weekly Telegraph for the email-newsletter. We believe in the intelligence of our readers and users. More than 5800 readers have already subscribed to the Weekly Telegraph. If you have not done so yet, you can do so via the subscription form. By the way, CiA has launched its new website, providing a more modern look-and-feel.

The editors

Holger Zeltwanger

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90th anniversary

CAN products for maritime applications

[2015-08-10] In August, the Noris Group (Germany) celebrates its 90th anniversary. The company provides several CAN connectable subsystems including controllers and sensors.

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GPS device

Added CAN output

[2015-08-06] Gladiator Technologies has announced a new model of their Land Mark 50 GPS/AHRS. The added CAN output feature enables easy integration for automotive test users as well as automotive racing test teams.

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Testing kit

Finding security flaws in CAN devices

[2015-08-06] Beyond Security has developed a commercially available CAN application and device security testing kit. It consists of the security testing tool Bestorm and the CANbuster ECU simulator.

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Rotary telehandlers

CAN management technology

[2015-08-06] Bobcat has launched the EVO generation of Stage IIIB/Tier 4 interim rotary telescopic handlers. CAN management technology promises control and safety.

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CAN FD

Recommended practice

[2015-08-06] CiA has released part 1 of the CiA 601-1 CAN FD node and system design recommended practice. The series fills the gap between the ISO standards for CAN FD and the system design specifications.

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Ixxat is now HMS

Move to Ravensburg and loss of name

[2015-08-05] The integration into the mother company has been completed: Ixxat Automation is now HMS Technology Center Ravensburg. The brand Ixxat will be kept.

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Call for experts

CANopen and ODX

[2015-08-04] CiA intends to establish a CANopen SIG specifying an ODX-based database for remote configuration and diagnostic purposes. To collect the requirements, an information day has been scheduled.

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Car hacking

Embedded software protects cars

[2015-08-04] Tower Sec claims to have the solution to automotive cyber security threats. The company runs projects with automakers and suppliers, integrating its Ecushield embedded software technology into vehicles.

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CiA 309 series

Linking CANopen to TCP-based networks

[2015-08-04] Parts 1 to 3 of the CiA 309 TCP-gateway specification have been updated. Most of the changes are of an editorial nature, but some functional enhancements have also been included.

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Rotary drives

Integrated electronics

[2015-08-04] Schunk has enlarged its mechatronic product line with the PR 2, PDU 2, and PSM 2 series. These three compact drives are optimized for robust applications. They come with an optional CAN interface.

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Oscilloscope

CAN FD analysis on the symbolic layer

[2015-07-29] Teledyne LeCroy has announced the addition of symbolic (application) layer analysis capabilities to their CAN and CAN FD serial trigger, decode, measurement, and graphing solutions.

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Frequency inverter

With optional CANopen module

[2015-07-30] Gefran has released two frequency inverters, the BDI50 and the VDI100. Both inverters can be integrated into machine architectures through optional CANopen modules.

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Safety grippers

Humans and robots working together

[2015-07-29] Schunk, known for its safety grippers, has presented safety concepts for each of its mechatronic pillars. The goal: a method for collaboration between humans and handling systems. CAN plays a role in the control of the grippers.

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