EEMCS EPrints Service
Hanssen, F.T.Y. and Hartel, P.H. and Hattink, T. and Jansen, P.G. and Scholten, J. and Wijnberg, J. (2002) A Real-Time Ethernet Network at Home. In: Proceedings Euromicro International Conference on Real-Time Systems 2002, 19-21 Jun 2002, Vienna, Austria. pp. 5-8. Research report 36/2002. Real-Time Systems Group.
Full text available as:
This paper shows the current state of our research into a home network which provides both real-time and non-real-time capabilities for one coherent, distributed architecture. It is based on a new type of real-time token protocol that uses scheduling to achieve optimal token-routing in the network. Depending on the scheduling algorithm, bandwidth utilisations of 100% are possible. Token management, to prevent token-loss or multiple tokens, is essential to support a dynamic, plug-and-play configuration. Our network will support inexpensive, small appliances as well as more expensive, large appliances. Small appliances, like sensors, would contain low-cost, embedded processors with limited computing power, which can handle lightweight network protocols. All other operations can be delegated to other appliances that have sufficient resources. This provides a basis for transparency, as it separates controlling and controlled object.
Export this item as:
To correct this item please ask your editor
Repository Staff Only: edit this item