A Real-Time Ethernet Network at Home

M.G. Harbour (Editor), F.T.Y. Hanssen, Pieter H. Hartel, T. Hattink, P.G. Jansen, J. Wijnberg, Johan Scholten

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    This paper shows the current state of our research into a home network which provides both real-time and non-real-time capabilities for one coherent, distributed architecture. It is based on a new type of real-time token protocol that uses scheduling to achieve optimal token-routing in the network. Depending on the scheduling algorithm, bandwidth utilisations of 100% are possible. Token management, to prevent token-loss or multiple tokens, is essential to support a dynamic, plug-and-play configuration. Our network will support inexpensive, small appliances as well as more expensive, large appliances. Small appliances, like sensors, would contain low-cost, embedded processors with limited computing power, which can handle lightweight network protocols. All other operations can be delegated to other appliances that have sufficient resources. This provides a basis for transparency, as it separates controlling and controlled object.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002
    Event14th EUROMICRO International Conference on Real-Time Systems 2002 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 19 Jun 200221 Jun 2002
    Conference number: 14


    Conference14th EUROMICRO International Conference on Real-Time Systems 2002


    • EWI-893
    • IR-38301
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems

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    Harbour, M. G. (Ed.), Hanssen, F. T. Y., Hartel, P. H., Hattink, T., Jansen, P. G., Wijnberg, J., & Scholten, J. (2002). A Real-Time Ethernet Network at Home. 5-8. Paper presented at 14th EUROMICRO International Conference on Real-Time Systems 2002, Vienna, Austria.