Modelling Field Bus Communications in Mixed-Signal Embedded Systems
Source: Hindawi Publishing
The authors present a modelling platform using the SystemC-AMS language to simulate field bus communications for embedded systems. Their platform includes the model of an I/O controller IP that interfaces a master microprocessor with its peripherals on the field bus. Their platform shows the execution of the embedded software and its analog response on the lines of the bus. Moreover, it also takes into account the influence of the circuits's I/O by including their IBIS models in the SystemC-AMS description, as well as the bus lines imperfections.