Subcommittees & Working Groups

Controller Area Network (CAN) Working Group

ARINC Project Initiation/Modification (APIM)


Produce Supplement 4 to ARINC Specification 825: General Standardization of Controller Area Network (CAN) for Airborne Use.


Include additional guidance pertinent to the CAN Flexible Data rate (CAN FD) standard, enabling CAN bandwidth to improve by a factor of eight. Other items include a new timing model, common latencies methodology, ARINC 429 interface to CAN, ARINC 664 conversions, network bandwidth management policy, as described by the APIM.


The work of the CAN Subcommittee is expected to increase log-term usability, provide single network interoperability, and increase software data loading to and from ARINC 664 Ethernet and CAN.