The SAE J1939 documents are intended for light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles used on or off road as well as
appropriate stationary applications which use vehicle derived components (e.g. generator sets). Vehicles of interest
include, but are not limited to, on- and off-highway trucks and their trailers, construction equipment, and agricultural
equipment and implements.
The purpose of these documents is to provide an open interconnect system for electronic systems. It is the intention of
these documents to allow Electronic Control Units to communicate with each other by providing a standard architecture.
This particular document, SAE J1939-21, describes the data link layer using the CAN protocol with 29-bit Identifiers. For
SAE J1939 no alternative data link layers are permitted.
Rationale: This SAE Recommended Practice revision incorporates changes to the abort reasons for transport protocol sessions.
Appendix C, Figure C7, updated to correct formatting and in right side of figure change TP.DT.2 to TP.DT.3. Added the
request response guidance in section 5.4.2, 5.4.6 and 184.108.40.206. Change SPN 2554 name to Controller Application
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Also known as: SAE J 1939/21
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