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Data Communication

Module name (EN): Data Communication
Degree programme: Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: FT24.2
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 5V (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 120 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
FT24.2 Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 5, mandatory course
FT24.2 Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 5, mandatory course
FT24.2 Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 5, mandatory course
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 123.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
FT08 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Systems

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
FT30 Engineering Project in English
FT32 Bachelor Thesis

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Groh
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Groh

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- describe the basics of serial data communication forms in vehicles.
- evaluate bus systems with regard to their characteristics and the requirements of their use.
- understand the different data communication problems in a vehicle in comparison to data communication between vehicles or between a vehicle and its environment and derive criteria for the development of future communication systems.

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Module content:
- Motivation for the use of serial bus systems
- Overview of the most important serial bus systems in cars
- Basics of serial communication, e.g. addressing, framing, data backup, bus access and synchronization
- Design of electronic control units, typical electronic architectures, network topologies and components, data communication reference model
- Structure and use of CAN technology, basic principles of the CAN protocol and how a CAN network works
- Structure and use of LIN technology, basic principles of the LIN protocol and how a LIN network works
- Structure and use of MOST technology, basic principles of the MOST protocol
- Vehicle diagnostic systems, on-board diagnosis (OBD), fault memory analysis
- Radio interfaces (Bluetooth)
- Communication between vehicles
- Communication between a vehicle and its environment
- Preparing the practical application of the acquired knowledge in subsequent laboratory courses (6th semester)

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture notes and lab experiment

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Recommended or required reading:
- Zimmermann, W., Schmidgall, R.: Bussysteme in der Fahrzeugtechnik, 4., akt. und erw. Aufl., 2011, Vieweg-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8348-0907-0
- Lawrenz, W.: CAN Controller Area Network, Hüthig Verlag, 4., überarbeitete Auflage, Heidelberg, 2000, ISBN 3-7785-2780-0

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