Design and Implementation of Bootloader for Vehicle Control Unit Based on Can Bus

  • Tingqing Tan
  • Hanhan Tang
  • Yaling Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 194)


Considering the need for constantly updating user code during developing Vehicle Control Unit (VCU), the special code update process (Bootloader) which consults embedded system bootloader technology is designed in this chapter. The chapter first introduces the basic principles and work process of Bootloader, and then described the specific design and implementation of Bootloader software of the VCU-side and host-side. Experimental results show that the Bootloader boots the application accurately and implements application’s downloading and upgrading exactly and easily.


Bootloader Vehicle control unit (VCU) CAN bus Boot assist module (BAM) S-record format 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EV Research and Development CenterChina Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., LtdShanghaiChina

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