Embedded Networking with CAN and CANopen

By Olaf Pfeiffer, Andrew Ayre and Christian Keydel
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554 pages, originally published by RTC Books

Revised first edition published by Embedded Systems Academy Inc.


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About The Book

Being three authors, we divided Embedded Networking with CAN and CANopen into three parts:

Part 1: Using CANopen, by Olaf Pfeiffer

This part focuses on CANopen up to the system integrator level. Any technician or engineer who needs to be able to configure and/or maintain a CANopen network will find the required knowledge to do so in this part. The last chapter in this part contains a step-by-step example of a network configuration and test cycle.

  • Understanding Embedded Networking Requirements
  • The CANopen Standard
  • CANopen Beyond DS301
  • CANopen Configuration Example

Part 2: CANopen Engineering, by Christian Keydel

This is the part for engineers who need to have a detailed knowledge of how CAN and CANopen work, especially for those developing their own CANopen devices. It describes and compares various implementation methods in detail.

  • Underlying Technology: CAN
  • Implementing CANopen

Part 3: CANopen Reference, by Andrew Ayre

A pure reference section for all CANopen users. Key elements of CANopen are summarized in a way that allows a quick look-up. The core of this part is an Object Dictionary reference listing all Object Dictionary entries specified by the CiA CANopen standards DS301 and DS302.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Physical Layer
  • Data Types
  • The Object Dictionary
  • Minimal Object Dictionaries
  • Communication Object Identifiers (COB IDs)
  • Emergency Objects
  • SDO Abort Messages
  • Node States
  • CANopen Glossary (provided by CiA)

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