A comprehensive account of how controller area networks can be designed and applied in a wide variety of industrial settings. Beginning with the basic theory of industrial control systems, the book provides simple examples of networked systems. Then step by step, readers are shown how to apply CAN systems and how to test them. It covers: CAN chip implementations, CAN chip programming, CAN hardware design, CAN system testing and wiring, and CAN applications. The author is a widely recognised expert in this technology with extensive experience in companies ranging from Intel, Motorola, and IBM through to Volkswagen and Bosch. He provides examples from industries such as textiles, elevators, milling machines, excavators, and dental chairs.