Time Triggered Controller Area Networking

  • B.T. Fijalkowski
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 47)


Communication protocols may be divided into two classes: event triggered and time triggered. Both these methods vary as far as their operating principles are concerned [Leen and Heffernan 2001].

Time-triggered controller area network (TTCAN) is a communication protocol based on CAN, though the difference is that it uses a time-triggered mechanism rather than the event-triggered mechanism used in CAN. The specifications of TTCAN are defined in ISO standard 11898-4. It uses all the error detection mechanisms as well as the soundness of CAN [Shrinath and Emadi 2004].


Time Division Multiple Access Basic Cycle Allot Slot Allot Slot Time Message Handler 
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    TTCAN (1998): TTCAN IP Module. 1998. Available online at

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical EngineeringCracow University of TechnologyKrakowPoland

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