On the quantification of sustainability and extensibility of FlexRay schedules

Reinhard Schneider, Dip Goswami, Samarjit Chakraborty, Unmesh D. Bordoloi, Petru Eles, Zebo Peng

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FlexRay has emerged as the de-facto next generation in-vehicle communication protocol. Messages are scheduled incrementally on FlexRay according to the automotive design paradigm where new applications are added iteratively. On this account, the schedules must be (i) sustainable, i.e., when messages are added in later iterations, they must preserve deadline guarantees of existing messages and (ii) extensible, i.e., they must accommodate future messages without changes to existing schedules. Unfortunately, traditionally used metrics of sustainability and extensibility for timing and schedulability analysis are generic and can not be trivially adapted to FlexRay schedules. This is because of platform-specific properties of FlexRay like being a hybrid paradigm, where both time-triggered and event-triggered segments are used for communication. In this paper, we first introduce new notions of sustainability and extensibility for FlexRay that capture protocol-specific properties and then present novel metrics to quantify sustainable and extensible schedules. We demonstrate the applicability of our results with industrial-size case studies and show that our proposed metrics may be visually represented allowing easy interpretation by system designers in the automotive industry.
Originele taal-2Engels
Titel48th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)
Plaats van productiePiscataway
UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Aantal pagina's6
ISBN van elektronische versie978-1-4503-0636-2
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-4503-0636-2
StatusGepubliceerd - 2011
Extern gepubliceerdJa
Evenement48th Design Automation Conference - New York, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 5 jun 201110 jun 2011


Congres48th Design Automation Conference
Verkorte titelDAC 20111
LandVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadNew York

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    Schneider, R., Goswami, D., Chakraborty, S., Bordoloi, U. D., Eles, P., & Peng, Z. (2011). On the quantification of sustainability and extensibility of FlexRay schedules. In 48th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) (blz. 375-380). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.