CANNoC: An open-source NoC architecture for ECU consolidation

Kizheppatt Vipin

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Modern cars contain more than 50 electronic control units (ECUs) whose number is expected to grow as more and more features are incorporated. The concept of one feature per ECU is contributing to this growth which increases the car kerb weight leading to lower fuel efficiency. Researchers have proposed ECU consolidation to addresses this issue by combining multiple ECUs on the same chip. This paper discusses the implementation of a network on chip (NoC) architecture which enables integrating multiple ECUs on a reconfigurable chip (FPGA) and interfacing it with a standard CAN network. The architecture enables reducing the number of ECUs required for non-critical functions and lower communication overhead to the main bus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8624006
Pages (from-to)940-943
Number of pages4
JournalMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event61st IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2018 - Windsor, Canada
Duration: Aug 5 2018Aug 8 2018


  • CAN
  • ECU
  • FPGAs
  • Network on Chip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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