Implementing the Controller Area Network (CAN) Protocol for Multiplex System


  • Zarina Mohd. Noh Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Muhammad Nasir Ibrahim Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Muzalifah Mohd. Said Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Norhidayah Mohamad Yatim Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Rostam Affendi Hamzah Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka


Communication protocol, Controller Area Network (CAN), Networking, Synchronization


Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol can be implemented in networking a system by the application of PIC18F458 microcontroller and MCP2551 transceiver. For successful transmission, design specification concerning the CAN node identifier assignment, message reception pattern and time synchronization must be determined accordingly. The CAN network developed in this article performs a simple application of transmitting a one-byte data through a three-node network. This eyeopener CAN system realization may act as a platform for researchers who are interested in the application of CAN protocol in networking a multiplex system. The work can also be used for analyzing purposes concerning the CAN usage in domestic embedded system application networking


How to Cite

Mohd. Noh, Z., Ibrahim, M. N., Mohd. Said, M., Mohamad Yatim, N., & Hamzah, R. A. (2015). Implementing the Controller Area Network (CAN) Protocol for Multiplex System. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 2(2), 35–41. Retrieved from