Flexray Communication Controller for Intra-Vehicular Communication and Its Realization in FPGA

Authors(2) :-Anita K. Joseph, G. K. Sadanandan

Intra-vehicular communication describes an exchange of data within the ECUs (Electronic Control Units) of the vehicle which are involved in vehicular applications. The Flex Ray protocol is a unique time-triggered protocol that provides options for deterministic data that arrives in an expectable time frame. In case of CAN (Controller Area Network) it provides a dynamic event-driven data to handle a large variety of frames. The Flex Ray communication cycle is the fundamental element of the media-access scheme within Flex Ray. The main advantage of flex Ray communication protocol is its constant latency. It also have dual channel for redundancy or faster transfer. This paper describes a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based communication controller (CC). This features configurable extensions to provide functionality that is unavailable with standard implementations or off-the-shelf devices. VHDL simulation & FPGA synthesis results of communication controller of flexray controller are tested on Quartus II version 12.1 are presented.

Authors and Affiliations

Anita K. Joseph
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Kerala, India
G. K. Sadanandan
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Kerala, India

Flexray, Electronic Control units, Field Programmable Gate Array

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 1 | January-February 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-03-04
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 551-555
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1621143
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Anita K. Joseph, G. K. Sadanandan, " Flexray Communication Controller for Intra-Vehicular Communication and Its Realization in FPGA, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.551-555, January-February-2016.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1621143

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