Category Archives: Real-Time Networks

Wireless Time-Triggered Communication using a Firefly Clock Synchronization Approach

In South-East Asia, huge swarms of fireflies synchronously emit light flashes to attract mating partners. The underlying principle can be used to implement a robust and scalable distributed synchronization approach in wireless sensor networks. In this work we implement the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Eleventh Workshop on Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems (WISES 2013)

Embedded Systems run our cars and telephones, control production lines and aircraft systems. Meeting the strong requirements regarding the cost, safety, security, size and the power consumption require new and innovative solutions. Providing flexible and configurable systems is nowadays the … Continue reading

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9th Workshop on Software Technologies for Future Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems

9TH WORKSHOP ON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE EMBEDDED AND UBIQUITOUS SYSTEMS (SEUS 2013) http://it.korea.ac.kr/SEUS2013/ will be held in Paderborn, Germany, during June 17th to 18th, 2013 (Tentative) SEUS 2013 will be a forum where researchers and practitioners with substantial experiences … Continue reading

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Reading thousand sensors in the blink of an eye

A cyber-physical system is formed by a network of interacting sensors and actuators. With the availability of small inexpensive sensor elements, such a network may contain thousands of interacting sensors. This makes such systems a little bit similar to biological … Continue reading

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Efficiently detecting a frequency using a Goertzel filter

The Goertzel algorithm detects a specific, predetermined frequency in a signal. This can be used to analyze a sound source for the presence of a particular tone. The algorithm is simpler than an FFT and therefore a candidate for small … Continue reading

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An Orchestra of Bits and Bytes: Time-Triggered Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Multi-sensor object tracking is an important feature for advanced driver assistance systems in future automobiles. Most state-of-the-art systems cannot guarantee deterministic processing of the sensor values due to unsynchronized sensing and processing units. To overcome this shortcoming we propose a … Continue reading

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An alternative UART that does not need special quartz frequencies

A UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter) is a component that transmits chunks of data (typically character size, i.e. 7 or 8 bits) onto a serial communication line. Almost every microcontroller features at least one UART component, that can be configured to … Continue reading

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