Development Of A Dependable Distributed Embedded System

Zarina, Mohd. Noh (2009) Development Of A Dependable Distributed Embedded System. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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Compared with single controller system, distributed embedded system can be used for wider area application with many joint-functionalities among multiple controllers. With the availability of devices that supports the distributed embedded system nowadays; it is such a waste for not keeping up with the technology trend. However, the system developed must be dependable in a sense that it is acceptable in its own field of application. Originally developed for automotive purpose, Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol promises advantages in sending small data bytes over the network for distributed embedded system application. Hence, this project revolves around the development of a dependable distributed embedded system, which suggest the usage of CAN protocol as a dependable networking solution. The development process covers the hardware implementation and software design of the demonstrator. The hardware is constructed with the application of PIC with built-in CAN protocol handler (PIC18F458) and the CAN-bus transceiver (MCP2551) as the interfacing unit to the CAN-bus. The programming is done in C-language via the MicroC software with the help of its CAN Library definition. At the end of this project, the demonstrator had been successfully developed; performing simple application that imitates communication over the network. As such, the CAN protocol can be fully utilized in the development of an application specific dependable networking system; for future work.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Programmable controllers, Embedded computer systems -- Design and construction, Microcontrollers
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FKEKK
Depositing User: Siti Syahirah Ab Rahim
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2014 17:53
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:29
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