can download the EtherNet/IP preliminary release of specification
from the site.
periodically hosts scheduled DeviceNet training sessions. The training session
dates for year 2002 will be updated soon. We also provide unscheduled bespoke training on
here for detailed information, or here
to download the form.
DeviceNet Composite Test version is 17
now. For more details, please click
version of the Protocol Conformance Test Engine is releasing soon.
devices successfully passed the ODVA Independent test at this centre.
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Welcome to the CAN/EtherNet Research
Centre (CERC) at the University of Warwick. Our centre is asking
all the companies that have a vested interest in industrial Ethernet
technology to support this research programme through:
The novel research performed will be in areas that
are of concern to the contributing vendors, and the research will produce
results that will improve the controls and e-business structures of the
Our centre enables members to keep abreast of developments in low cost networks and EMC technologies, and it acts as a forum for discussion on technical applications to cover all sectors of industry.
University of Warwick CAN Centre was started in 1991, by Mr. Richard T.
Mclaughlin. He began work on the feasibility of in-vehicle networks for the Rover Group. After many studies and extensive research, he decided that Controller Area Network (CAN) was the way forward for in-vehicle networks.
Since then it has been discovered that CAN has many other applications. The club,
µiP (Microcontroller In Products) was then formed to assist small and medium enterprises and large companies with limited resources.
In 1993, the centre built a CAN in-vehicle demonstrator. This demonstrator car was used to demonstrate the replacement of bundles of wires with CAN, and yet still deliver the same (or even better)
performance as the conventional hard-wiring.
In 1995, the CAN Centre was awarded funding from ODVA to set-up the European DeviceNet
Conformance Test Centre (DeviceNet Europe). A DeviceNet Assembly Cell which consists of DeviceNet devices from multiple vendors (over 30) was set up to demonstrate
the interoperability between these devices. The DeviceNet network exceeds 40 nodes and includes AC drives,
i/o blocks, motor starters, operator interfaces (HMI), photosensors, pneumatic valves, a radio frequency identifying system, shaft encoder and a weigh
transmitter. Device diagnostics have also been implementated and integrated with a SCADA package. Remote viewing of selected live information is possible over the internet. Vendors, System Integrators, and End Users are encouraged to visit this site. Also, a
DeviceNet/ControlNet Robot Assembly Cell has been completed as part of a light weight vehicle manufacturing process project.
On the 10th of February 1997, the centre was officially commissioned as the European Independent Conformance Test Lab of
ODVA. A conformance test machine and a 500Kbits/s interoperability test board was set up.
It was at this point that the centre became known as the DeviceNet
European Technical Support Centre (DETSC).
In mid June of 1997, the centre constructed a DeviceNet Interoperability Test Board. This test board consists of 64 nodes from more than
30 vendors, running at 500 Kbps with maximum trunk and drop lengths. The intention of this test board is to assist product developers to further verify the product fully complies to the DeviceNet Specification.
In January 2002, the Centre was renamed to the CAN/EtherNet Research
Centre (CERC) to reflect its new direction in expanding to wider areas of
CERC is appealing to all Vendors developing EtherNet/IP technology to contribute
their products and time and expertise to help expand the Industrial
EtherNet research activities at this centre.
- Eva D'souza ( Research Fellow)
- Richard McLaughlin (Senior Research Fellow)
- +44 (0)24 765 73002
- +44 (0)24 765 24711
- +44 (0)24 765 24307
- Postal address
- IMC, University Of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
- Electronic mail
- General Information: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visiting Arrangement: email@example.com
Composite Testing: firstname.lastname@example.org