CAN Bus Interfaces

CAN stands for Control Area Network. It is a form of multiplexed wiring designed by Bosch and allows the linking of a number of control systems together, normally in a vehicle, so that they can share information. In the past it would have been necessary to have at least one wire for every signal on a vehicle making wiring looms bulky and expensive. CAN Bus multiplexing allows a large number of signals to be transferred digitally using only a pair of twisted wires.