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What is CANBUS or CAN

By 2020-03-04July 25th, 2021No Comments

What is CANBUS or CAN and how does it work?

CAN (Controller Area Network) or CANBUS is designed primarily to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other in applications without a host computer. CAN was originally developed for automotive applications.

Modern cars have up to 70 electronic control units (ECUs) for various systems. Some of them form independent subsystems, but the CAN standard was developed to communicate between them.

CAN Bus is an automotive bus, which is a serial bus protocol for connecting individual systems and sensors. Used as an alternative to conventional multiwire machines, it allows vehicle components to communicate on a single-wire or two-wire data network bus at speeds of up to 1 Mbit/s.

What is CANBUS or CAN and how does it work?

David Muench (Carnes Mechanical)

David Muench (Carnes Mechanical)

Hey, I’m David. I’ve worked in a cars store for 6 years. I write reviews and guides, helping people to choose the most suitable technicals and best product for them. I’m happy to finally share my knowledge of the industry here, on CarnesMechanical.

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