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Journal of Computer Networks and Communications
Volume 2013, Article ID 148015, 11 pages
Review Article

Response Time Analysis of Messages in Controller Area Network: A Review

1School of Electronics Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu 632014, India
2Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore, Karnataka 560012, India

Received 29 August 2012; Accepted 12 December 2012

Academic Editor: Zhiyong Xu

Copyright © 2013 Gerardine Immaculate Mary et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper reviews the research work done on the response time analysis of messages in controller area network (CAN) from the time CAN specification was submitted for standardization (1990) and became a standard (1993) up to the present (2012). Such research includes the worst-case response time analysis which is deterministic and probabilistic response time analysis which is stochastic. A detailed view on both types of analyses is presented here. In addition to these analyses, there has been research on statistical analysis of controller area network message response times.