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CAN (Controller Area Network) is a network concept that has been developed for the automotive industry originally. Today, CAN is especially used in networking industrial control systems, sensors and actuators based on the field bus technology.

In our CAN-bus training you will learn about the physical properties of a CAN-bus system as well as protocol structure. The participants will look into the theory of hardware and software design and improve their knowledge in practical units. This CAN-bus training course forms the basis for our advanced-level workshops on CANopen and J1939.

Target group CAN-bus training

The target group of the CAN-bus workshop is development engineers who are looking for a quick start into the ISO standard 11898-1:2015 (Road vehicles – Controller Area Network). Also, we address decision makers and product managers to enable them to assess the suitability of the CAN-bus standard for their applications.

Contents CAN-bus training

  • Differentiation from other field bus systems
  • Bus physics (cable lengths / levels / driver components)
  • CAN protocol (data frames / bus access)
  • Types of frames
  • Arbitration
  • Introduction to CAN FD (Flexible Data Rate)
  • Trouble shooting
  • Features of different CAN components
  • Measuring CAN signals
  • Analysis of CAN networks

Types of training courses

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We offer trainings as presence workshops in the MicroControl training center, in-house workshops at your location or as online seminars.

Individual training courses

We would be pleased to arrange individual in-house trainings or webinars for your company, tailored to your specific requirements and level of knowledge.


Webinar content CAN-bus training (online)
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Seminar content CAN-bus training (presence)
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