Frame packing in real-time communication

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Frame packing in real-time communication
A common computational model in distributed embedded systems is that the nodes exchange signals via a network. Most often a signal represents the state of some physical device and has a signal size ranging from a single bit up to a few bytes. Furthermore, each signal typically has a deadline requirement. The communication networks used are often based on a broadcast bus where fixed or variable sized frames are transmitted. The amount of data that can be transmitted in each frame is almost always bigger than the size of a signal. Thus, from a resource perspective it would be desirable if each frame could transport several signals. In this paper we investigate how to assign signals to periodic frames with the objective function to minimise the network bandwidth requirement while not violating specified deadlines. This problem is NP-hard, but can for most typical applications be solved efficiently by using simple heuristics. The effectiveness of our algorithm is demonstrated by applying ...
Kristian Sandström, Christer Norström, M
Added 01 Aug 2010
Updated 01 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2000
Authors Kristian Sandström, Christer Norström, Magnus Ahlmark
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