“A FPGA-based solution for enforcing dependability and timeliness in CAN”

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José Rufino, Ricardo Pinto, Carlos Almeida

in Proceedings of the IP Based Electronic System Conference and Exhibition (IP07). Grenoble, France, December 2007., Dec. 2007.

Abstract: The Controller Are Network (CAN) plays a very important role in the design and implementation of distributed embedded systems, in areas such diverse as industrial automation, automotive, avionics and aerospace. However, the native CAN protocol exhibits a set of availability, reliability and timeliness limitations. This paper identifies a fundamental set of shortcomings of the standard CAN protocol and shows how the problem has been tacked in the implementation of the CANELy architecture, a CAN-based infrastructure able of extremely reliable hard real-time communication. In particular, the paper discusses how the use of a FPGA-based design is helpful in enforcing the desired CANELy dependability and timeliness properties.

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Project(s): Project:DARIO

Research line(s): Timeliness and Adaptation in Dependable Systems (TADS)

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