Timing Analysis of the FlexRay Communication Protocol
18th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 06), Dresden, Germany, July 5-7, 2006, pp. 203-213
FlexRay will very likely become the de-facto standard for in-vehicle communications. However, before it can be successfully used for safety-critical applications that require predictability, timing analysis techniques are necessary for providing bounds for the message communication times. In this paper, we propose techniques for determining the timing properties of messages transmitted in both the static (ST) and the dynamic (DYN) segments of a FlexRay communication cycle. The analysis techniques for messages are integrated in the context of a holistic schedulability analysis that computes the worst-case response times of all the tasks and messages in the system. We have evaluated the proposed analysis techniques using extensive experiments.
[PPEP06] Traian Pop, Paul Pop, Petru Eles, Zebo Peng, Alexandru Andrei, "Timing Analysis of the FlexRay Communication Protocol", 18th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 06), Dresden, Germany, July 5-7, 2006, pp. 203-213