CANOpen Applications

CANOpen is used for motion-oriented control networks and is used in various applications:

Medical equipment

Off-road vehicles

Maritime electronics

Railway applications

Building automation

CANOpen, like some other protocols, utilizes EIA-485 cables. Traditionally, these cables required conduit for routing; however, Belden has engineered CMP listed cables which offer flame and smoke protection – providing supreme electrical performance and cost savings without the need for conduit. Options include:

Standard CANOpen – Belden 3105A

Paired constructions available: 1, 2, 3 or 4 pairs

Armoring options: continuous or interlock

Power-limited tray cable (PLTC) rating available

Additional jacket options: CPE available

Network Protocol Definition

Developer – CAN In Automation, Phillips

Type of Architecture – Open specification, various chip and product vendors

Interconnections/Nodes – 127 nodes

Network Topology – Trunkline, Dropline

Distance – 25-1,000 m

Data Size – 8 bytes (variable)

Data Speed – 1 Mbps, 800 kbps, 500 kbps, 250 kbps, 125 kbps, 50 kbps, 20 kbps, 10 kbps

Communication Method – Master/Slave, Peer-To-Peer, Multicast, Multimaster

Cabling Requirement – 120-Ohm Shielded Twisted Pair