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CAN Specification


The Bosch CAN-Specification forms the basis of all CAN implementations and refers to the standard 2.0A (standard frames) as well as 2.0B (extended frames). (PDF format, 189 KByte, in English)



CAN "Mailing" List


If you have a question about CAN, please get registered in the mailing list CANLIST. To subscribe to the list please send an email to canlist-request(at)


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The complete CAN mailing list (listed according to subject) may be viewed at


CAN on the internet


For more information on CAN please visit the following websites:


CAN in Automation e.V.

The manufacturer and user organization CAN in Automation offers a wide range of information on CAN. In particular, you will find an overview of higher layer protocols here (e.g. CANopen).



Die Firma Bosch ist die Erfinderin der CAN-Technologie. Die Seiten von Bosch sind die erste Wahl für Fragen zu Controllern und Lizenzbedingungen.

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