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Slicing the Pi: Device-specific IEC 61499 design

conference contribution
posted on 2024-03-13, 01:02 authored by R Sinha, B Dowdeswell, V Vyatkin
The IEC 61499 Function Block standard describes an architecture to support the development and reuse of software components for distributed and embedded industrial control and automation systems. Often distributed over heterogeneous execution platforms, IEC 61499 applications are highly re-configurable; users can map individual function blocks to run on any available device. However, the standard does not allow differentiating between the capabilities of different devices in a heterogeneous platform. In this paper, we present a framework that facilitates the utilization of device-specific capabilities during the design of function block applications. Device capabilities are wrapped-up in Basic function blocks linking to low-level device drivers, allowing designers to access device features with ease during the design phase. The framework is completely compatible with the IEC 61499 standard, and remains highly flexible. As a case study, we show how function block applications utilizing low-level capabilities of Raspberry Pi devices can be written and deployed using the Holobloc FBDK development environment. This particular setting of using function blocks to program the Raspberry Pi also results in an ideal, low-cost research and teaching platform for distributed computers.

History

Pagination

1257-1262

Location

UNITED KINGDOM, Cambridge

Start date

2015-07-22

End date

2015-07-24

ISSN

1935-4576

ISBN-13

9781479966493

Language

English

Title of proceedings

Proceeding - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2015

Event

13th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)

Publisher

IEEE

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

Series

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics INDIN