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What is the difference between CANopen and DeviceNet?

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CANopen and DeviceNet are both high-level communication protocols based on the CAN standard physical layer and data link layer.

 

Their functionality is similar, but here are some of their differences:

 

CANopen supports 127 devices/nodes on its network, while DeviceNet can only control up to 64 nodes.

 

Due to strict physical layout specifications, DeviceNet components from different manufacturers can be easily integrated into the same system.

 

In terms of physical implementation, CANopen is more flexible and supports more communication functions.

 

CANopen also supports a high level of customization and various optimizations when it comes to specific applications, all for optimal performance.

 

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