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    DescriptionReal-time and embedded systems are in widespread use in the modern world. From the microprocessor controller in a camera, through "smart" traffic lights and production control systems, to large defense systems, computer technology is increasingly a part of systems that control and respond to their environments in real-time. As the technology has improved, we have come to rely on these systems more and more --- we have even put our lives in their hands. Airplanes, biomedical accelerators, nuclear power plants, and the like all depend on real-time control to operate safely. A failure in a control system, such as not responding correctly to faults in the environment, could endanger many lives. Unfortunately, there is a tendency for developers to focuse too heavily on the intrcacies of the engineering and computer technology, to the detriment of understanding the real-world problem at hand. At best, this wastes time and resouces and at worst it is dangerous in light of the life-critical nature of today's systems. This misplaced focus can result at least partly from the lack of a comprehensive set of modeling tools and techniques fitted to the real-time development environment. This book provides the tools and techniques needed for visualizing and verifying the operation of a real-time system prior to construction, and demonstrates their usefulness.


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    Title
    Structured Development for Real Time Systems: Introduction and Tools v.1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul T. Ward, By (author) Stephen J. Mellors
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780138547875
    ISBN 10: 0138547874
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 224
    BISAC V2.8: COM046000
    BIC subject category V2: UNC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26340
    Ingram Subject Code: XO
    Libri: I-XO
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 004.33
    B&T Approval Code: A93663638
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 004.33, 004/.33
    LC classification: QA76.54 .W37 1985
    BISAC V2.8: COM046080
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Pearson Education Limited
    Imprint name
    Prentice-Hall
    Publication date
    04 June 1986
    Publication City/Country
    Harlow
    Back cover copy
    Real-time and embedded systems are in widespread use in the modern world. From the microprocessor controller in a camera, through "smart" traffic lights and production control systems, to large defense systems, computer technology is increasingly a part of systems that control and respond to their environments in real-time. As the technology has improved, we have come to rely on these systems more and more --- we have even put our lives in their hands. Airplanes, biomedical accelerators, nuclear power plants, and the like all depend on real-time control to operate safely. A failure in a control system, such as not responding correctly to faults in the environment, could endanger many lives. Unfortunately, there is a tendency for developers to focuse too heavily on the intrcacies of the engineering and computer technology, to the detriment of understanding the real-world problem at hand. At best, this wastes time and resouces and at worst it is dangerous in light of the life-critical nature of today's systems. This misplaced focus can result at least partly from the lack of a comprehensive set of modeling tools and techniques fitted to the real-time development environment. This book provides the tools and techniques needed for visualizing and verifying the operation of a real-time system prior to construction, and demonstrates their usefulness.