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Flexible Time-Triggered Communications

The five W's of the paradigm: What Why hoW When Who

Why is flexibility important ?

In the domain of industrial communication systems, flexibility is considered a way to:

What is flexibility ?

Flexibility means the "ability to make changes or to deal with a situation that is changing" (Macmillan dictionary)

For industrial communication networks flexibility translates to:

All of this online and without disrupting communications!

How to support flexibility while guaranteeing real-time requirements ?

FTT Architecture
Flexible Time-Triggered Architecture

Centralized architecture to coordinate the network, composed of :

Who and When ?

FTT Timeline
Flexible Time-Triggered Timeline

The Flexible Time-Triggered protocol family has been essentially developed at the University of Aveiro, by the Electronic Systems Laboratory team, since 1998.


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