Design of a custom ASIC incorporating CAN^TM and 1-Wire® communication protocols

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dc.contributor Jackson, Jeff
dc.contributor Neggers, Joseph
dc.contributor Stapleton, William A.
dc.contributor Wurtz, Larry T.
dc.contributor.advisor Ricks, Kenneth G.
dc.contributor.author McNees, Michael Alan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:26:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:26:01Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000902
dc.identifier.other McNees_alatus_0004D_11010
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1396
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The vast majority of today's digital designs utilize custom ASICs (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits) or gate arrays. In general, ASICs offer the lowest possible device power consumption for implementing a given function. Each year the number of custom ASICs designed increases, while the number of parts required for each design decreases. This is due in part to the increasing use of FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and their ability to provide a lower cost ASIC-based alternative for limited production designs. This paper presents a VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) design and simulation of a custom ASIC incorporating two serial bus communication protocols, CAN^TM (Controller Area Network) and 1 - Wire®, and is targeted towards wearable medical technology and devices as well as advanced vehicular technologies. In designing a custom communications interface module, a number of technical and potentially challenging problems had to be addressed and overcome. These include but are not limited to: combining a multimaster and a single-master protocol, event-triggered and time-triggered control paradigms, differential communication speeds, and messages by addressing and messages by IDs. By combining the low-cost and ease of CAN^TM -enabling almost any device with the variety of 1 - Wire® devices currently in-production, the combinations of sensor networks is only limited by the creativity of the system designer. Given the limited FPGA resources utilized by the design presented in this manuscript, a low-cost ASIC could handle the data demands and provide the communications interface of most any application for either market.
dc.format.extent 252 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.haspart Supplementary materials include 7 ZIP files containing code and script.
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Electrical engineering
dc.title Design of a custom ASIC incorporating CAN^TM and 1-Wire® communication protocols
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
etdms.degree.discipline Electrical and Computer Engineering
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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