Communication protocols

The aim of these summary sheets is to explain in simple terms (up to a point) how various components, software or ready-to-use modules work, so that you always have the minimum knowledge required for a comprehensive understanding.

Numerous protocols are used in our rail networks to route information to the four corners of the network. Each has its own particular characteristics and constraints of use, which you need to know in order to make the right choice.

The CAN bus is used for inter-module communication, as it offers many advantages for model railroading.

Digital control system that is a standard used in model railroading to control individual locomotives or track accessories by frequency modulation.