Hard Real-Time Networking on Firewire

Yuchen Zhang, Bojan Orlic, Peter Visser, Jan Broenink

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    This paper investigates the possibility of using standard, low-cost, widely used FireWire as a new generation fieldbus medium for real-time distributed control applications. A real-time software subsys- tem, RT-FireWire was designed that can, in combination with Linux-based real-time operating system, provide hard real-time communication over FireWire. In addition, a high-level module that can emulate Ethernet over RT-FireWire was implemented. This additional module enables existing IP-based real- time communication frameworks to work on top of FireWire. The real-time behavior of RT-FireWire was demonstrated with a simple control setup. Furthermore, an outlook of the future development on RT-FireWire is given.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event7th Real-Time Linux Workshop 2005 - Lille, France
    Duration: 3 Nov 20054 Nov 2005


    Conference7th Real-Time Linux Workshop 2005


    • METIS-225375
    • EWI-19357
    • IR-53092

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