Functional framework and hardware platform for dependability study in short range wireless embedded systems

B. Senouci, Anne J. Annema, Marinus Jan Bentum, Hans G. Kerkhoff

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    A new direction in short-range wireless applications has appeared in the form of high-speed data communication devices for distances of a few meters. Behind these embedded applications, a complex Hardware/Software architecture is built. Dependability is one of the major challenges in these systems. Obviously in such systems, the attribute reliability has to be investigated for various components and at different abstractions levels. This paper presents a hardware platform for wireless system dependability analysis as an alternative for the time consuming global system simulation technique. The platform is built using several instances of one of the commercial FPGA platforms available on the market place. Based on this platform we introduce a new methodology and a flow to investigate the different parts of system dependability at different abstraction levels. The benefits to use the proposed methodology are two fold: first it takes care of the whole system (HW/SW part, mixed RF and wireless part) and second, it enables to verify the system under real environmental conditions in order to study the effect of the environment threats on the system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication17th IEEE International Mixed-Signals, Sensors and Systems Test Workshop
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4479-3
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2011
    Event17th IEEE International Mixed-Signals, Sensors ans Systems Test Workshop, IMS3TW 2011 - Hotel Mar Monte, Santa Barbara, United States
    Duration: 16 May 201118 May 2011
    Conference number: 17

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society


    Workshop17th IEEE International Mixed-Signals, Sensors ans Systems Test Workshop, IMS3TW 2011
    Abbreviated titleIMS3TW
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySanta Barbara


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    • EWI-20632
    • IR-78220

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