An approach for redundancy in flex ray networks using FPGA partial reconfiguration

Shanker Shreejith, Kizhepatt Vipin, Suhaib A. Fahmy, Martin Lukasiewycz

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Abstract

Safety-critical in-vehicle electronic control units (ECUs) demand high levels of determinism and isolation, since they directly influence vehicle behaviour and passenger safety. As modern vehicles incorporate more complex computational systems, ensuring the safety of critical systems becomes paramount. One-to-one redundant units have been previously proposed as measures for evolving critical functions like x-by-wire. However, these may not be viable solutions for power-constrained systems like next generation electric vehicles. Reconfigurable architectures offer alternative approaches to implementing reliable safety critical systems using more efficient hardware. In this paper, we present an approach for implementing redundancy in safety-critical in-car systems, that uses FPGA partial reconfiguration and a customised bus controller to offer fast recovery from faults. Results show that such an integrated design is better than alternatives that use discrete bus interface modules.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2013
Pages721-724
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2013 - Grenoble, France
Duration: Mar 18 2013Mar 22 2013

Conference

Conference16th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2013
CountryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period3/18/133/22/13

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Redundancy
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Reconfigurable architectures
Electric vehicles
Railroad cars
Wire
Hardware
Recovery
Controllers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Shreejith, S., Vipin, K., Fahmy, S. A., & Lukasiewycz, M. (2013). An approach for redundancy in flex ray networks using FPGA partial reconfiguration. In Proceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2013 (pp. 721-724). [6513601]

An approach for redundancy in flex ray networks using FPGA partial reconfiguration. / Shreejith, Shanker; Vipin, Kizhepatt; Fahmy, Suhaib A.; Lukasiewycz, Martin.

Proceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2013. 2013. p. 721-724 6513601.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shreejith, S, Vipin, K, Fahmy, SA & Lukasiewycz, M 2013, An approach for redundancy in flex ray networks using FPGA partial reconfiguration. in Proceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2013., 6513601, pp. 721-724, 16th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2013, Grenoble, France, 3/18/13.
Shreejith S, Vipin K, Fahmy SA, Lukasiewycz M. An approach for redundancy in flex ray networks using FPGA partial reconfiguration. In Proceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2013. 2013. p. 721-724. 6513601
Shreejith, Shanker ; Vipin, Kizhepatt ; Fahmy, Suhaib A. ; Lukasiewycz, Martin. / An approach for redundancy in flex ray networks using FPGA partial reconfiguration. Proceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2013. 2013. pp. 721-724
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