Master Thesis: Automotive CAN (Controller Area Network) Communications and Protocols

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Master Thesis: Automotive CAN (Controller Area Network) Communications and Protocols

At a glance

CAN (Controller Area Network) is a well-established and state of the art bus system, which allows communication between individual control modules in a modern car. The upcoming changes in the car architecture and additional requirements for communication interfaces (authentication, security…) have an impact on CAN communication specification. As side effect, more software is required, which is currently one of the biggest factor for adding value in automotive industry. We are looking for motivated students (f/m/div)* with the willingness to learn new things and work in a challenging environment.

Quick info



Entry level

0-1 year

Job ID



Feb 03, 2020


Part time



Job description

The tasks of your new role will include:

  • literature research on state of the art and upcoming CAN protocol specifications development and test of a generic and microcontroller independent CAN communication library, which is capable to manage a basic and extended requirements (eg. safety, E2E protection, diagnosis…)
  • documentation of the results and preparation of a master thesis

Further informations:
Start: 01.03.2020
Duration: Temporary / full time


You are best equipped for this task if you have:

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in Software Development, Embedded Electronics, Automotive or similar
  • Good programming skills in C and knowledge about software design
  • Experience with microcontroller is an advantage
  • Experience in the field of automotive electronics and architecture
  • German and/or English - written and spoken

This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry. Master students receive a compensation of 2.210,-- Euro gross p.m. (full-time basis).

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Copy of your Certificate of matriculation at a university
  • Copy of your Transcript of records
  • Copy of the highest completed educational certificate (Bachelor certificate for Master students)

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*The term gender in the sense of the General Equal Treatment Act (GETA) or other national legislation refers to the biological assignment to a gender group. At Infineon we are proud to embrace (gender) diversity, including female, male and diverse.

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