|The presentations at the tech day were held in the middle of the exhibition hall (Photo: CiA)|
[2015-03-27] Detroit, where the CAN protocol was introduced in 1986, was also where the first CAN FD plug fest in the US took place this week. About 14 companies tested their CAN FD products on interoperability. They used Bosch’s test topology as well as GM’s wiring harness. At the end, every CAN FD device was working - up to a limit due to implementation limitations. More than 45 participants were mostly highly satisfied and asked for another plug fest.
The following day, CiA organized a CAN FD tech day in GM’s heritage center. Some 70 attendees listened to papers ranging from standardization to applications, including background information about physical layer and testing issues. The next CAN FD tech day will take place in June in San José, CA.