Software Reuse in Development of In-Vehicle Network Analyzer 2008-01-0273
In-Vehicle Network (IVN) protocol such as CAN, MOST, Flexray and etc. have been extensively applied in automotive communication systems. Analyzer development for network diagnoses purpose correspondingly becomes an emerging industry in automotive field. To reduce the increasing software development costs for protocol of various types, reusable analyzer software architecture and standardized system composition mechanism are needed.
In this paper, we propose reusable analyzer software architecture, a system integrating mechanism and a component replacing policy. We built the reusable architecture by extracting similarities of different analyzer development. In system integrating phase, components are abstracted so that they can be located, compared and selected by system integrators. And component replacing policy is used to reuse the software for new analyzer development. Moreover the application of software reuse is shown in a realistic application example that one of a Flexray network analyzer's component replaces the one of a CAN network analyzer.
The paper contributes to build reusable software architecture for IVN analyzer development, and standardizes IVN analyzer development work process. Moreover it could reduce the costs for software development in different IVN protocols.