In developing a CANopen device, fundamental communication properties and specified requirements must be considered. The CANopen standard defines them in documents such as:
CANopen devices are used in many different applications. CANopen systems can be found in elevators, guided vehicle systems and hospital beds, for example. The specific applications are based on different behavior patterns of the devices. CiA describes these patterns in what are known as Application Profiles. Naturally, these different behavior patterns also affect the configuration, simulation and test tools that are used in CANopen systems.
The Vector tools CANoe.CANopen and CANalyzer.CANopen currently support the following application profiles:
Add-Ons are available for CANoe.CANopen and CANalyzer.CANopen (primarily databases that describe application-specific messages). They can be downloaded at Vector’s Internet website free-of-charge. These Add-Ons let you extend the functional range of your devices to functions supported by the profiles.