ZHCSJK5C January 2018 – October 2020 TCAN4550-Q1
Resistors equal to the characteristic impedance of the line should be used to terminate both ends of the cable to prevent signal reflections. Unterminated drop-lines (stubs) connecting nodes to the bus should be kept as short as possible to minimize signal reflections. The termination may be in a node but is generally not recommended, especially if the node may be removed from the bus. Termination must be carefully placed so that it is not removed from the bus. System level CAN implementations such as CANopen allow for different termination and cabling concepts for example to add cable length.