Maintaining global time in futurebus+

Richard A. Volz, Lui Sha, Dwight Wilcox

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IEEE 896 Futurebus+ is a major open standard that is supported by the VME International Trade Association, the MultiBus Manufacturer's Group and the US Navy. Futurebus+ supports, among other things, the notion that each processor can have its own clock. In this paper, we present design considerations of the Futurebus+ clocks and their synchronization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-17
Number of pages13
JournalReal-Time Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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