EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems

, 2008:134798 | Cite as

Modelling Field Bus Communications in Mixed-Signal Embedded Systems

  • Mohamad Alassir
  • Julien Denoulet
  • Olivier Romain
  • Abraham Suissa
  • Patrick Garda
Open Access
Research Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. C-Based Design of Heterogeneous Embedded Systems

Abstract

We present a modelling platform using the SystemC-AMS language to simulate field bus communications for embedded systems. Our platform includes the model of an I/O controller IP (in this specific case an Open image in new window C controller) that interfaces a master microprocessor with its peripherals on the field bus. Our platform shows the execution of the embedded software and its analog response on the lines of the bus. Moreover, it also takes into account the influence of the circuits's I/O by including their IBIS models in the SystemC-AMS description, as well as the bus lines imperfections. Finally, we present simulation results to validate our platform and measure the overhead introduced by SystemC-AMS over a pure digital SystemC simulation.

Keywords

Control Structure Electronic Circuit Full Article Publisher Note 

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© The Author(s). 2008

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamad Alassir
    • 1
  • Julien Denoulet
    • 1
  • Olivier Romain
    • 1
  • Abraham Suissa
    • 1
  • Patrick Garda
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6Paris Cedex 05France

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