Next Article in Journal
A Galvanic Intrabody Method for Assessing Fluid Flow in Unilateral Lymphoedema
Previous Article in Journal
Recent Advances in Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices Based on Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
Previous Article in Special Issue
Fully-Integrated Converter for Low-Cost and Low-Size Power Supply in Internet-of-Things Applications
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Electronics 2017, 6(2), 45; doi:10.3390/electronics6020045

Remote System Update for System on Programmable Chip Based on Controller Area Network

School of Physical Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Mostafa Bassiouni
Received: 28 March 2017 / Revised: 5 June 2017 / Accepted: 9 June 2017 / Published: 13 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hardware and Architecture)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [2333 KB, uploaded 13 June 2017]   |  

Abstract

In some application domains, using a download cable to update the system on a programmable chip (SoPC) is infeasible, which reduces the maintainability and flexibility of the system. Hence the remote system update (RSU) scheme is being studied. In this scheme, the serial configuration (EPCS) device involves a factory mode configuration image, which acts as the baseline, and an application mode configuration image, which is used for some specific functions. Specifically, a new application mode image is delivered through the controller area network (CAN) with the improved application layer protocol. Besides, the data flow and data check for transmitting a new image are constructed to combine the transmission reliability with efficiency. The boot sequence copying hardware configuration code and software configuration code is analyzed, and the advanced boot loader is carried out to specify boot address of the application mode image manually. Experiments have demonstrated the feasibility of updating and running a new application mode image, as well as rolling back into the factory mode image when no application mode image is available. This scheme applies a single CAN bus, which makes the system easy to construct and suitable for the field distributed control system. View Full-Text
Keywords: remote system update; CAN bus; configuration image; advanced boot loader remote system update; CAN bus; configuration image; advanced boot loader
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhou, L.; Liu, Q.; Wang, B.; Yang, P.; Li, X.; Zhang, J. Remote System Update for System on Programmable Chip Based on Controller Area Network. Electronics 2017, 6, 45.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Electronics EISSN 2079-9292 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top