Concepts of Time-Triggered Communication

Authored by: Roman Obermaisser

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9781482207323
eBook ISBN: 9781482207330
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It has been recognized that communication protocols fall into two general categories with corresponding strengths and deficiencies: event-triggered and time-triggered control. Event-triggered protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, CAN, Ethernet, ARINC629) offer flexibility and resource efficiency. Time-triggered protocols (e.g., TTP/C, FlexRay) excel with respect to predictability, composability, error detection, and error containment.

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