Extensibility-Driven Automotive In-Vehicle Architecture Design: Invited

Qi Zhu, Hengyi Liang, Licong Zhang, Debayan Roy, Wenchao Li, Samarjit Chakraborty

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3 Scopus citations


Increasingly more software-based applications are being developed and deployed in modern vehicles. As a result, the extensibility of a system design has become an important issue in order to accommodate more future applications and update of existing ones on one hand and reduce the effort and cost of re-design, test and validation on the other. In this paper, we discuss the extensibility-driven design in the automotive E/E architecture. We explain the motivation for such a design objective and discuss the definition of extensibility metric and extensibility-driven design methods under two different setting, namely the system based on CAN bus and FlexRay bus. Based on these two examples, we illustrate the importance and advantages of extensibility-driven design in the automotive E/E architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th Annual Design Automation Conference 2017, DAC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349277
StatePublished - Jun 18 2017
Event54th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2017 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 22 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design Automation Conference
VolumePart 128280
ISSN (Print)0738-100X


Other54th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • CAN
  • FlexRay
  • automotive E/E architecture
  • extensibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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