Home > Publications
Home University of Twente
Prospective Students
Intranet (internal)

EEMCS EPrints Service

893 A Real-Time Ethernet Network at Home
Home Policy Brochure Browse Search User Area Contact Help

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:


70 Kb
Open Access


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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Proceedings UNSPECIFIED, Presentation Type UNSPECIFIED)
Research Group:EWI-DIES: Distributed and Embedded Security
Research Program:CTIT-UBRICKS: Building Blocks for Ubiquitous Computing and Communication
Research Project:@HA: @ Home Anywhere
Additional Information:Imported from DIES
ID Code:893
Deposited On:12 December 2005
More Information:statistics

Export this item as:

To correct this item please ask your editor

Repository Staff Only: edit this item