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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||7th Real-Time Linux Workshop 2005 - Lille, France|
Duration: 3 Nov 2005 → 4 Nov 2005
|Conference||7th Real-Time Linux Workshop 2005|
|Period||3/11/05 → 4/11/05|