Fault-Tolerant Bus System for Airbag Sensors and Actuators

  • Klaas-Jan de Langen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4017)


In order to satisfy the increasing safety requirements for airbag deployment systems in cars, the number of airbag actuators and sensors increases steadily. It is important to keep the complexity of the system manageable, for example by replacing the current point-to-point systems by a networked system. This paper gives an overview of such a system and discusses some of the interesting implementation details.


integrated circuits in-vehicle networks 


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    Safe-by-Wire Plus, Automotive Safety Restraints Bus Specification, Version 2.0, (September 24, 2004)Google Scholar
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    de Langen, K.J., Singh, B., Toy, E.: Level shifting circuit between isolated systems, U.S. patent application 20060001447 (January 5, 2006)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaas-Jan de Langen
    • 1
  1. 1.Philips SemiconductorsNijmegenThe Netherlands

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