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CAN bus (Controller Area Network)


Term
CAN bus (Controller Area Network)

Abbreviation
CAN bus

Definition
A CAN bus (Controller Area Network) is a vehicle bus standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other in applications without a host computer. It is a message-based protocol, designed originally for multiplex electrical wiring within automobiles, but is also used in many other contexts.

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