Real-Time Systems

Real-Time Systems

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For senior/graduate-level courses in Real-Time Systems in Computer Science and Computer Engineering departments.Written by a renowned authority, this advanced text comprehensively covers the tremendous recent advances in real-time operating systems and communications networks-emphasizing research results that have been adopted in state-of-the-art systems. Describing how and discussing why, this book uses insightful illustrative examples to convey technology transition in the last ten years.
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  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 182 x 234 x 38mm | 1,120.37g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 100ill.
  • 0130996513
  • 9780130996510
  • 1,798,131

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Written by a renowned expert, "Real-Time Systems" provides professionals and students with a comprehensive treatment of real-time computing and communication systems. The book covers the most recent advances in real-time operating systems and communications networks. Thus, this book serves as a vehicle for technology transition within the real-time systems community of systems architects, designers, chief scientists and technologists, and systems analysts. Jane Liu's subject matter and adept treatment provide an engaging learning environment for students as well. With real-time systems, the technologies at play include telecommunication, signal processing, command and control, and digital control. Their applications have particular relevance to day-to-day operations, such as engine and break mechanisms in cars, traffic light operations, flight control and air-traffic control, and heart beat and blood pressure monitoring. "Real-Time Systems" is both a valuable reference for professionals and an advanced text for Computer Science and Computer Engineering students. Real world real-time applications based on research and practiceState-of-the-art algorithms and methods for validationMethods for end-to-end scheduling and resource managementMore than 100 illustrations to enhance understandingComprehensive treatment of the technology known as RMA (rate-monotonic analysis) methods
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Table of contents

1. Typical Real-Time Applications. 2. Hard Versus Soft Real-Time Systems. 3. A Reference Model of Real-Time Systems. 4. Commonly Used Approaches to Hard Real-Time Scheduling. 5. Clock-Driven Scheduling. 6. Priority-Driven Scheduling of Periodic Tasks. 7. Scheduling Aperiodic and Sporadic Jobs in Priority-Driven Systems. 8. Resources and Resource Access Control. 9. Multiprocessor Scheduling and Resource Access Control. 10. Scheduling Flexible Computations and Tasks with Temporal Distance Constraints. 11. Real-Time Communications. 12. Operating Systems. Bibliography. Figure and Table Captions. Figures and Tables.
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About Jane W.S. Liu

JANE W. S. LIU received her M.S. and Sc.D. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining the University of Illinois, where she currently teaches, Jane worked with industry. She serves on numerous program committees and on symposia and workshops on real-time systems. She is currently a member of ACM and a Fellow of IEEE. Dr. Liu's current research is concerned with the means to provide an open environment to real-time applications.
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