Entire Embedded Control System Simulation Using a Mixed-Signal Mixed-Technology Simulator 2005-01-1430
An embedded control system is commonly used in the automotive industry to achieve complex and accurate control functionality. An embedded control system consists of three portions including a control object, i.e. the peripheral under control, a micro-controller and control software that is executed on the micro-controller. This paper presents an approach that meets well the challenge in entire embedded control system simulation. Two examples are presented to illustrate how an embedded control system can be simulated as an entity to explore the interaction among the three elements, including the customer code, the micro-controller and the control object of the system. The entire embedded control systems are implemented in Saber, a mixed-signal, mixed-technology simulator.