Monday, June 7, 2010

CAN Tutorial

If you are looking for a Controller Area Network (CAN) tutorial, you may find the slides I use in teaching one of my courses useful.

Have a look at this Acrobat file:  http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~ece649/lectures/14_can.pdf
which covers:
  • CAN overview
  • Bit dominance and binary countdown
  • Bit stuffing (including the bit stuffing error vulnerability in CAN)
  • Message headers
  • Message header filtering
  • Network length restrictions
  • Devicenet overview
While there are a number of web pages and articles on CAN, sometimes it helps to have lecture slides to browse through.

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