Appendage of CAN Segments with IEEE 802.11 WLAN
The Controlled Area Network (CAN) is mainly employed in distributed real-time control application. Increasing use of several CAN networks in modern industrial plants results in need for interworking between CAN networks as well as between CAN and other major public/private networks. There may be certain difficulties in some in some industrial scenarios where a traditional wired backbone is deployed to provide this type of required interconnection functions. Instead having a wireless backbone as alternatives in such environments to interconnect CAN networks would be exceptionally valuable.