(advanced course)

Summer 2008

J.-D. Decotignie

Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique

Jaquet-Droz 1

2007 Neuchatel


jean-dominique.decotignie @

course web site:


Main references


J.-D. Decotignie, « Ethernet Based Real-Time and Industrial Communications », Proc. of the IEEE, vol. 93, issue 6, pp.  1102-17.

Layers and impact on QoS



E. Tovar, F. Vasques,“Real-time fieldbus communications using Profibus networks”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol 46 (6) , Dec. 1999, pp.1241 - 1251


Robert I. Davis, Alan Burns, Reinder J. Bril and Johan J. Lukkien, Controller Area Network (CAN) schedulability analysis: Refuted, revisited and revised , Real-Time Systems, Volume 35, Number 3 / April, 2007

K. Tindell, A. Burns and A. J. Wellings, Calculating controller area network (can) message response times, Control Engineering Practice, vol. 3(8), pp. 1163-69, 1995

I. Broster et al., « Comparing real-time communications under electromagnetic interference », Proc. 16th Euromicro Conf. On real-time systems, Catania, Italy, July 2002, pp.


J. De Azevedo, Le protocole WorldFIP

J. De Azevedo, The WorldFIP protocol

L. Almeida et al., « Schedulability analysis of real-time traffic in WorldFIP networks: an integrated approach », IEEE Trans. On Industrial Electronics 49 (5), Oct. 2002, pp. 1165 - 1174

P. Pedro, A. Burns, « Worst case response time analysis of hard real-time sporadic traffic in FIP networks », 9th Euromicro Workshop on Real-Time Systems, 11-13 June 1997, pp. 3 - 10


J.-D. Decotignie, « Ethernet Based Real-Time and Industrial Communications », Proc. of the IEEE, vol. 93, issue 6, pp.  1102-17

M. Felser, "Real-Time Ethernet—Industry Prospective", Proc. of the IEEE, vol. 93, issue 6, pp.  1118-29 (review of industrial ethernet proposals)

J. Loeser, H. Haertig, « Low-latency Hard real-time communication over switched Ethernet », Proc. ECRTS 04, Catania, It., pp.

Wireless Sensor Networks

J.-D. Decotignie, « Wireless fieldbusses - a survey of issues and solutions », In Proc. 15th IFAC World Congress on Automatic Control (IFAC 2002), Barcelona, Spain, 2002. You may register for free and download the paper

A. El-Hoiydi, J.-D. Decotignie, « WiseMAC: An Ultra Low Power MAC Protocol for Multi-hop Wireless Sensor Networks »,  In Proc. ALGOSENSORS 2004, LNCS 3121, pp. 18-31. Springer-Verlag, July 2004.

Amre El-Hoiydi et al.,  « Low Power MAC Protocols for Infrastructure Wireless Sensor Networks », In Proc. European Wireless (EW'04), pages 563-569, Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 2004.