With all the automotive bus standards currently available at the car manufacturer’s fingertips, it has made life easier for the automotive engineer or designer to choose which bus standard is right for a given automotive application… right?
Wrong… the truth of the matter is that the engineering balance between reliability, performance, multi-function, and cost has created even more confusion due to the many emerging in-vehicle bus systems. The number of choices for bus standards and protocols actually has further complicated engineering design decisions. Considering the automotive data networking problems presented above, along with years of experience in supporting transducer data networking, the IntelliBus Network System has been designed to address any automotive bus needs. This paper provides an overview of the IntelliBus protocol’s key features.