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Author(s): Rui Santos
Ricardo Marau
Alexandre Vieira
Paulo Pedreiras
Arnaldo Oliveira
Luís Almeida
Title: A Synthesizable Ethernet Switch with Enhanced Real-Time Features
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: The use of switched Ethernet for safe real-time communication still suffers from undesired phenomena, such as blocking caused by long non-preemptive frames, lack of protection against errors in the time domain, couplings across virtual LANs and priority levels via internal switch shared resources. Recently, a few solutions were proposed to cope with such phenomena. One such solution is based on an enhanced switch following the Flexible Time-Triggered paradigm, which enforces strict service differentiation with any kind of traffic scheduling, blocking-free forwarding and timing errors confinement. In this paper we propose a new architecture following an hardware-software co-design approach that simplifies the development of the enhanced switch features by detaching the traffic scheduling from the traffic switching. The paper shows experimental results with an actual switch prototype that confirm the desired switch properties.
Subject: Tecnologia de redes, Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Network tecnology, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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