Time synchronization for an asynchronous embedded CAN network on a multi-processor system on chip

G.D. Breaban, S. Stuijk, K.G.W. Goossens

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Abstract

Distributed cyber-physical systems cover a wide range of applications such as automotive, avionic or industrial automation. These applications require a global notion of time to fullfill their timing requirements. Multi-processor system on chips (MPSOCs) are an attractive implementation option since they offer several benefits such as parallelism and power efficiency. However, MPSOCs have a Globally Asynchronous Locally Synchronous (GALS) architecture in which different processors are driven by independent clocks. Hence, to obtain a global notion of time on a MPSOC, a clock synchronization solution is required. In this paper we propose a time synchronization technique for a Controller Area Network (CAN) network implemented on an asynchronous MPSOC that offers a trade-off between HW/SW cost and time synchronization performance. We evaluate our method on a FPGA platform and show that it can achieve a minimum accuracy of 860 ns and a precision of minimum 2 μs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISPCS 2017 - International IEEE Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control, and Communication, Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-5090-5718-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-5719-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control, and Communication (ISPCS), August 27 - September 2017, Monterey, California, USA - Monterey, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 20171 Sep 2017
Conference number: 2017
http://2017.ispcs.org/

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control, and Communication (ISPCS), August 27 - September 2017, Monterey, California, USA
Abbreviated titleISPCS
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey
Period28/08/171/09/17
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    Breaban, G. D., Stuijk, S., & Goossens, K. G. W. (2017). Time synchronization for an asynchronous embedded CAN network on a multi-processor system on chip. In ISPCS 2017 - International IEEE Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control, and Communication, Proceedings [8056742] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISPCS.2017.8056742