A clock synchronization skeleton based on RTAI

Y. Huang, P.M. Visser, Johannes F. 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 languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Real-Time Linux workshop
    Place of PublicationBoise
    PublisherReal Time Linux Foundation, Inc
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2006
    Event8th Real-Time Linux workshop - Lanzhou, China
    Duration: 12 Oct 200615 Oct 2006

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    PublisherReal Time Linux Foundation, Inc


    Conference8th Real-Time Linux workshop
    Other12-15 Oct 2006


    • EWI-9518
    • IR-67008
    • METIS-248205

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