Controller Area Network (CAN) was initially created by German automotive system supplier Robert Bosch in the mid-1980s for automotive applications as a method for enabling robust serial communication.
The goal was to make automobiles more reliable, safe and fuel-efficient while decreasing wiring harness weight and complexity.
Since its inception, the CAN protocol has gained widespread popularity in industrial automation and automotive/truck applications.
Other markets where
networked solutions can bring attractive benefits like medical equipment, test equipment and mobile machines are also starting to utilize the benefits of CAN
Simulation: ModelSim XE III 6.4b.
Synthesis: XiLinx ISE 10.1.