Hardware support for CAN Fault-tolerant communication

José Rufino, Nuno Pedrosa, José Monteiro, Paulo Verissimo, Guilherme Arroz

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Abstract

Fault-tolerant distributed applications based on fieldbuses may take advantage from the availability of highlydependable communication systems. In this paper, we address this problem in the context of CAN, the Controller Area Network, to conclude that CAN native mechanisms alone are unable to fulfill all the attributes of fault-tolerant communication protocols. The paper discusses how existing CAN controllers can be complemented with some simple machinery and low-level protocol modules, handling the problem effectively. The result is an enhanced CAN infra-structure able to extremely reliable communication.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages263-266
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780350081
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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