Real-Time Embedded Systems

Real-Time Embedded Systems : Design Principles and Engineering Practices

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This book integrates new ideas and topics from real time systems, embedded systems, and software engineering to give a complete picture of the whole process of developing software for real-time embedded applications. You will not only gain a thorough understanding of concepts related to microprocessors, interrupts, and system boot process, appreciating the importance of real-time modeling and scheduling, but you will also learn software engineering practices such as model documentation, model analysis, design patterns, and standard conformance.

This book is split into four parts to help you learn the key concept of embedded systems; Part one introduces the development process, and includes two chapters on microprocessors and interrupts---fundamental topics for software engineers; Part two is dedicated to modeling techniques for real-time systems; Part three looks at the design of software architectures and Part four covers software implementations, with a focus on POSIX-compliant operating systems.

With this book you will learn:

The pros and cons of different architectures for embedded systems
POSIX real-time extensions, and how to develop POSIX-compliant real time applications
How to use real-time UML to document system designs with timing constraints
The challenges and concepts related to cross-development
Multitasking design and inter-task communication techniques (shared memory objects, message queues, pipes, signals)
How to use kernel objects (e.g. Semaphores, Mutex, Condition variables) to address resource sharing issues in RTOS applications
The philosophy underpinning the notion of "resource manager" and how to implement a virtual file system using a resource manager
The key principles of real-time scheduling and several key algorithms
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Product details

  • Paperback | 686 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 30mm | 1,199.98g
  • Newnes (an imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd )
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0128015071
  • 9780128015070
  • 851,060

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgements Acronyms Introduction

Introduction to Embedded and Real-Time Systems
Cross-Platform Development
Microprocessor Primer
Embedded System Boot Process
Fundamental UML Structural Modeling
Architecture Modeling in UML
Fundamental UML Behavioral Modeling
Modeling Stateful Behaviors in UML
Real-Time UML: General Resource Modeling
Real-Time UML: Model Analysis
Software Architectures for Real-Time Embedded Systems
Real-time Scheduling: Clock-Driven Approach
Real-time Scheduling: Rate-Monotonic Approach
Real-time Scheduling: Sporadic Server
Resource Sharing
Inter-Task Communication: Message Queue
Inter-Task Communication: Pipe
Inter-Task Communication: Signaling
Software Timer Management
QNX Resource Management

Index References
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"...does an excellent job of covering the details no one talks about, like ELF/COFF files and link sections (e.g., .bss)...I recommend'll get some really worthwhile ideas." --Embedded
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About Xiaocong Fan

Dr. Xiaocong (Simon) Fan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in Software Engineering from Nanjing University, China. He has been an active researcher in the fields of Multi-Agent Systems, Formal Methods in Software Engineering, and Advanced Decision-Support Systems. He is a key architect of several intelligent agent systems, including RCAST and SMMall. Dr. Fan is a Senior Member of IEEE.
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