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Automotive Networks

Bus Communication in Cars - Protocols, Standards, Software Architecture (Bussysteme in der Fahrzeugtechnik)

Werner Zimmermann,  Ralf Schmidgall                   German Translate Translate

Car electronic systems have a complex, networked structure in which many distributed hardware and software components interact in order to implement the desired functions. Smooth interaction is only possible with the help of reliable communication networks. This book provides an overview of the most important bus protocols and software standards used in vehicles. The introduction focuses on the higher protocol layers from the perspective of system, software and application engineers who have to develop and use such systems. Based on the basic principles of bus systems and data networks that are important for use in vehicles, the book gives an overview of the field and does connect the concepts of the major solutions used:

  • Vehicle bus systems: K-Line, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Automotive Ethernet/IP, SAE J1850, MOST, PSI5, SENT, ASRB
  • Transport protocols: ISO TP, TP 1.6/2.0 and SAE J1939 for CAN, AUTOSAR TP for FlexRay
  • Diagnostic protocols: KWP 2000, UDS, OBD, DoIP
  • Calibration protocols: CCP, XCP, ASAM MCD, ODX, OTX, FIBEX
  • Standardized software components: OSEK/VDX, HIS, AUTOSAR
  • Telematics communication: Car to Car, Car to Infrastructure (Car2X)
  • Toolchains for bus analysis and network planning, diagnostic tools, flashing

The fifth edition (ISBN 978-3-658-02419-2) now has some 500 pages. Among other things, CAN FD Flexible Datarate, Automotive Ethernet, Diagnostics over IP (DoIP) and AUTOSAR 4.x as well as the innovations in the communication standards FlexRay 3.x, ODX, OTX, FIBEX, LIN and MOST are discussed. The descriptions of CAN, FlexRay and MOST have been expanded again, including detailed analysis of the timing behavior of CAN, LIN, FlexRay and the OSEK/AUTOSAR OS operating system. Sensor-actuator buses such as SENT, PSI5, DSI and ASRB as well as the area of ​​telematics with Car-to-X data transmission are described.

Orders can be placed in bookstores, directly from Springer-Verlag , from Thalia or from Amazon (hardcover or e-book). Pay attention to the respective edition of all internet offers (currently 5th edition). Even if the established standards have only been modified very cautiously in recent years, there may always be some more significant modifications, for example in the FlexRay transport protocol. Newer solutions, such as Automotive Ethernet or CAN Flexible Data Rate (CAN FD), naturally were not yet included in the older editions.

The Chinese translation (ISBN 978-7-111-34141-3) is published by China Machine Press , the Polish edition (ISBN 978-83-206-1698-9) by Wkt-Verlag .

E-learning materials and webcasts on concepts from the book can be found here .

The most important standardization bodies: