The CAN protocol has gained worldwide acceptance as a very versatile, efficient, reliable and economic platform for almost any type of data communication in mobile systems, machines, technical equipment and industrial automation. Based on sophisticated standardised higher layer protocols and profiles, CAN-based open automation technology successfully competes on the market of distributed automation systems. One of the main reasons for the enormous success of CAN-based systems obviously are the special features of the CAN-protocol, especially its producer-consumer-oriented principle of data transmission and its multimaster capability. With these properties, the CAN-protocol also from the technical point of view is very attractive for the usage in distributed systems applications.

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