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Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry

ANR Architectures du Futur - CIFAER (2008-2011)

Participants : Sébastien Pillement, Manh Pham, Olivier Sentieys.

In various application domains, emerging requirements lead to the definition of new architectures for electronic embedded systems. In the automotive context, investigated solutions correspond to network of processing elements, distributed in the vehicle. In this context, the research activity considered in the CIFAER (Flexible Intra-Vehicule Communications and Embedded Reconfigurable Architectures) project is the definition of an innovative embedded architecture, based on general purpose processor with reconfigurable processing areas and on the use of adaptable interfaces (radio and powerline communications). Efficient software layers in the associated operating system will be investigated to enable new services as dynamic reconfiguration and task migration for error tolerance. CIFAER involves Irisa, IETR Rennes, Ireena Nantes, Atmel and Geensys. CAIRN will propose and develop the dynamically reconfigurable platform used a the test vehicle of the project. This platform will include fault-tolerant mechanisms for error mitigation.