CAN and Heavy Duty Protocol Training

CAN and Heavy Duty Protocol Training

Who should attend: Anyone who wants to gain an advanced knowledge of vehicle electronic network protocol communication.  This knowledge can be used by OEM, Tier suppliers, Body Builders, Government and independent engineers seeking to maintain, modify or simply understand the message structure, architecture and strategy being used in vehicles today.

What attendees learn: The fundamentals required for developing Vehicle Communications Protocols.

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: DG Technologies
33604 West 8 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Major Topics in the Course Outline

  • Terminology Preview
  • On-Vehicle Networking History
  • Computer Science Fundamentals Required for Vehicle Protocols
  • J1708/J1587
  • CAN (ISO11898)
  • J1939
  • The Next Generation of CAN, CAN FD (CAN with Flexible Data Rate)
  • TMC RP1210 and J2534
  • Validation Tools and Diagnostics
  • Protocol Layering, Physical Layers, /11 – Shielded Twisted Pair, /15 – J1939 Lite, /14 – J1939@500k
  • Data Link Layer, Network Addressing, Transport Layer, Message Layer, Diagnostic Layer
  • Hands-on Lab Exercises


Instructor: Mark Zachos

Mr. Zachos has over 30 years of experience in automotive electronics, cyber security, vehicle diagnostics and communications.  He has authored many technical papers on On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) and in-vehicle networking; he holds more than 10 patents on vehicle communications technology. Mark is the Head of USA Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Standards Organization (ISO) Road Vehicle Electronics Standards Sub-committee; he is a member of TMC, SAE and IEEE. Mark is the chairman of several technical standards teams including: the ATA TMC Fleet Maintenance Cyber Security Task Force, SAE J1939 Network Security Task Force, SAE J3005 (OBD “dongle” security), SAE Data Link Connector Security Committee (J3138 “hardening the OBD port”) and co-chair of ISO/TC22/SC31/WG2/PT-Security. He is a member of the Oakland County (MI) Connected Vehicle Task Force focusing on secure connected vehicle deployment; teaches embedded programming, CANbus and vehicle cyber security at The University of Michigan; instructs hackers at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – GVSC CyberTruck Challenge; and established CyberTech – the TMC service technician troubleshooting skills challenge for identifying and repairing vehicle cyber hacks.

To register for the CAN and Heavy Duty Protocol Training Course, complete the form here and email it to Contact our sales team at 248-888-2000 for corporate discount offers!

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager

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