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Hardware-accelerated service-oriented communication for AUTOSAR platforms

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With the evolving complexity in automotive software in the last decade, a need for optimized custom hardware to support basic common functions is rising. AUTOSAR consortium defines a standard software specification for automotive software. A so-called SOME/IP (Scalable service-Oriented MiddlewarE over IP) transformer is one of these defined standard specifications. SOME/IP transformer is widely used in Ethernet-connected AUTOSAR-based Electronic Control Units for its scalability that is needed to cope with the increased optional features in today’s automotive software. In this paper, we propose a custom hardware support to accelerate one of the SOME/IP transformer functions, studying its overhead, limitations, and performance gain. Using our proposed solution, we achieved \(50\times \) speedup over of the traditional software implementation. The proposed hardware design maintains the same simplicity, flexibility, and modularity offered by traditional software solutions with minimal added overhead. Having a dedicated hardware for SOME/IP transformation makes the overall architecture more reliable.

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Elbahnihy, A., El-Kharashi, M.W. & Safar, M. Hardware-accelerated service-oriented communication for AUTOSAR platforms. Des Autom Embed Syst 27, 191–216 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10617-023-09276-6

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