Distributed Embedded Controller Development with Petri Nets

Application to Globally-Asynchronous Locally-Synchronous Systems

  • Filipe de Carvalho Moutinho
  • Luís Filipe Santos Gomes

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC, volume 150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Filipe Moutinho, Luís Gomes
    Pages 1-6
  3. Filipe Moutinho, Luís Gomes
    Pages 7-18
  4. Filipe Moutinho, Luís Gomes
    Pages 19-41
  5. Filipe Moutinho, Luís Gomes
    Pages 43-67
  6. Filipe Moutinho, Luís Gomes
    Pages 69-72
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 73-79

About this book


This book describes a model-based development approach for globally-asynchronous locally-synchronous distributed embedded controllers.  This approach uses Petri nets as modeling formalism to create platform and network independent models supporting the use of design automation tools.  To support this development approach, the Petri nets class in use is extended with time-domains and asynchronous-channels. The authors’ approach uses models not only providing a better understanding of the distributed controller and improving the communication among the stakeholders, but also to be ready to support the entire lifecycle, including the simulation, the verification (using model-checking tools), the implementation (relying on automatic code generators), and the deployment of the distributed controller into specific platforms.

  • Uses a graphical and intuitive modeling formalism supported by design automation tools;
  • Enables verification, ensuring that the distributed controller was correctly specified;
  • Provides flexibility in the implementation and maintenance phases to achieve desired constraints (high performance, low power consumption, reduced costs), enabling porting to different platforms using different communication nodes, without changing the underlying behavioral model.


Distributed Embedded Controllers Globally-asynchronous Locally-synchronous Systems Petri Nets Petri Nets Modeling GALS Systems Verification of Distributed Embedded Controllers

Authors and affiliations

  • Filipe de Carvalho Moutinho
    • 1
  • Luís Filipe Santos Gomes
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - DEEUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - DEEUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20821-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20822-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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