Controllers, processors and operating systems in the car + robust control

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by nok, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. nok

    Thread Starter Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    I think there are a lot of controllers and processors in the car but in which devices in the car they are and what them doing in these devices?​
    What are the operating systems in the cars?​
    What is algorithm for robust control?​
    I will glad to receive links or any explanation in these subjects.​
  2. tshuck

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    If memory serves, most cars use a FPGA for control.

    PID? Fuzzy Logic Controller? Not quite sure what you want here...
  3. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    Most modern cars do not have one bur several control units. That can(and do) communicate with each others
  4. tshuck

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2012
  5. Jaguarjoe

    Active Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    I recall reading that high end newer cars like Jaguar have about 50 different controllers. I looked through the wiring diagram for my wife's Trailblazer. Very little works without the assistance of a control module.
  6. kubeek

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 20, 2005
    My colleageue from school works in modelling and prototyping of car systems, and from what he said they do only the prototypes and mockups with FPGAs, after that when the hdl code is ready they send it back to their mother company and the design is then turned into ASICs for the final production. Or at least the most importatnt modules like ECU, ABS etc.
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