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DREAM Seminar: Deterministic Ethernet as Reliable Communication Infrastructure for Distributed Dependable Systems

Seminar: DREAM | January 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Cory Hall


Wilfried Steiner, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna, Austria.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Distributed dependable systems are omnipresent in our daily lives, and are becoming increasingly large and complex. As a consequence of this trend it is apparent that the correct development of such complex systems requires a sound architectural basis. In the absence of architectures we will either build systems of insufficient quality or will simply not be able to build systems beyond a certain level of complexity at all. The time-triggered architecture (TTA) is a successful example of an architecture for dependable embedded systems as it tremendously simplifies the development of distributed dependable systems.

In this talk we will discuss TTEthernet, a deterministic Ethernet version, which implements the time-triggered architecture. We will introduce how its deterministic behavior is achieved as well as how it can be leveraged by applications as for example safety-related automotive applications. Furthermore, industries in general and the automotive industry in particular often prefer standardized technologies, e.g., to ensure a multitude of product suppliers. Hence, we will also address automotive requirements in the networking domain and how these and TTEthernet influence the ongoing developments in network standardization groups (e.g., IEEE 802.1).


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