A clock synchronization skeleton based on RTAI

Yang Huang, Peter Visser, Jan Broenink

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    This paper presents a clock synchronization skeleton based on RTAI (Real Time Application Interface). The skeleton is a thin layer that provides unified but extendible interfaces to the underlying operating system, the synchronization algorithms and the upper level applications in need of clock synchronization. The skeleton provides synchronization support to a system, whereby the achieved accuracy is the best obtainable given this software structure. By connecting an algorithm and a communication module with the skeleton, a system becomes capable to run with synchronization support. To demonstrate and validate the design, the skeleton has been tested successfully with two different synchronization algorithms based on the CAN bus. Other algorithms and communication technologies can also work with the skeleton, as long as they provide the necessary functionalities for clock synchronization.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Real-Time Linux workshop 2006
    Place of PublicationBoise, ID, USA
    PublisherReal Time Linux Foundation, Inc
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2006
    Event8th Real-Time Linux Workshop 2006 - Lanzhou, China
    Duration: 12 Oct 200615 Oct 2006
    Conference number: 8


    Workshop8th Real-Time Linux Workshop 2006


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