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FlexRay is a new communication protocol for automotive systems, providing support for transmission of periodic messages in static segments and priority-based scheduling of event-triggered messages in dynamic segments. The design of a FlexRay schedule is not an easy task because of protocol constraints and demands for extensibility and flexibility. We study(More)
FlexRay is a new high bandwidth communication protocol for automotive systems, providing time-triggered transmission of periodic frames in a static segment and priority-based scheduling in a dynamic segment. Analysis techniques are required to compute bounds for the FlexRay frame response times, before the standard is used for safety- and time-critical(More)
— The platform-based design methodology [1] is based on the usage of formal modeling techniques, clearly defined abstraction levels and the separation of concerns to enable an effective design process. The METROPOLIS framework embodies the platform-based design methodology and has been applied to a number of case studies across multiple domains. Based on(More)
FlexRay is a new high-bandwidth communication protocol for the automotive domain, providing support for the transmission of time-critical periodic frames in a static segment and priority-based scheduling of event-triggered frames in a dynamic segment. The design of a system scheduling with communication over the FlexRay static segment is not an easy task(More)
The complexity and physical distribution of modern active safety, chassis, and powertrain automotive applications requires the use of distributed architectures. Complex functions designed as networks of function blocks exchanging signal information are deployed onto the physical HW and implemented in a SW architecture consisting of a set of tasks and(More)
Many automotive applications, including most of those developed for active safety and chassis systems, must comply with hard real-time deadlines, and are also sensitive to the average latency of the end-to-end computations from sensors to actuators. A characterization of the timing behavior of functions is used to estimate the quality of an architecture(More)
Highly epitaxial ZnO nanowire-on-nanoplate structures as efficient and transferable electron field emitters are reported here. Well-faceted ZnO nanoplates can be used as efficient substrates for the epitaxial growth of nanowires with a sharp and high-quality interface, which significantly improves its field emitter performance. Because of its scalable(More)
Synchronous reactive models are used by automotive suppliers to develop functionality delivered as AUTOSAR components to system integrators (OEMs). Integrators must then generate a task implementation from runnables in AUTOSAR components and deploy tasks onto CPU cores, while preserving timing and resource constraints. In this work, we propose an integrated(More)
Real-Time Calculus (RTC) is a modular performance analysis framework for real-time embedded systems. It can be used to compute the worst-case and best-case response times of tasks with general activation patterns and configurations, such as pipelines of tasks that are connected via finite buffers. In this paper, we extend the existing RTC framework to(More)