Thursday 5 March 2015

Assembly elects board!

The CAN in Automation (CiA) has 582 members. They develop jointly CAN-based higher-layer protocols and profiles. This includes in particular the CANopen specifications.

The association represents its members in international standardisation bodies and provides training and publication services. In addition, the organization performs CANopen conformance tests and CANopen interoperability tests. In this year, one of the main activities is the standardization of CAN FD – the improved CAN protocol. It allows bit-rates higher than 1 Mbit/s and payloads up to 64 byte per message.

The international users’ and manufacturers’ group has elected Harm-Peter Krause (esd) as business director.

Uwe Koppe (MicroControl) and Holger Zeltwanger have been confirmed as technical director respectively managing director. The business director is also the chairperson of the Business Committee (BC). Elected BC-members are Emtas, Janz Tec, Kaba, Micro Control, and Spansion. The Technical Committee (TC) is presided by the technical director and comprises the elected members Emtas, esd, Infineon, and Ixxat/HMS.
The CiA board of directors (LtoR): Holger Zeltwanger, Uwe Koppe, and Harm-Peter Krause.

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