Global Specification and Validation of Embedded Systems: Integrating Heterogeneous Components by G. NicolescuGlobal Specification and Validation of Embedded Systems: Integrating Heterogeneous Components by G. Nicolescu

Global Specification and Validation of Embedded Systems: Integrating Heterogeneous Components

byG. Nicolescu, Ahmed A. Jerraya

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Global modelling and validation is required to master the design of systems made of heterogeneous components. These systems are now omnipresent in our life, and they may be found in several domains such as communications (ex. mobile terminals, optical switches), health (e.g. cardiac stimulators, cochlear implants), transportation (ex. automotive and aeronautical), etc. The main difficulties for their design are modelling and validation of the interactions between different components (hardware, software, analogue, RF, optical and micro-mechanical).Global Specification and Validation of Embedded Systems offers a deep understanding of concepts and practices behind the composition of heterogeneous components. After the analysis of existing computation and execution models used for the specification and validation of different sub-systems, the book introduces a systematic approach to build an execution model for systems composed of heterogeneous components. Mixed continuous/discrete and hardware/software systems will be used to illustrate these concepts. The benefit of reading this book is to give a clear vision on the theory and practice of specification and validation of complex modern systems. The examples give to the designers solutions applicable in their daily practice.
Ahmed Amine Jerraya is Research Director with CNRS and is currently managing research dealing with Multiprocessor System-on-Chips at TIMA Laboratory, France. He received a degree in engineering from the University of Tunis in 1980 and the D.E.A., "Docteur Ingénieur", and the "Docteur d'Etat" degrees from the University of Grenoble in 1...
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Title:Global Specification and Validation of Embedded Systems: Integrating Heterogeneous ComponentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pagesPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Figures. List of Tables.CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION; G.Nicolescu and A.A.Jerraya.CHAPTER 2. HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEMS MODELING: BASIC CONCEPTS; L.Kriaa. 2.1. introduction. 2.2. basic concepts for specification of heterogeneous systems. 2.3. computation model vs. execution model. 2.4. computation model. 2.5. computation model of interconnection. 2.6. computation model for heterogeneous systems. 2.7. conclusion. References.CHAPTER 3. EXECUTION MODELS; L.Kriaa. 3.1. introduction. 3.2. execution model of a system. 3.3. execution model of system interconnection. 3.4. classification of current interconnection execution models. 3.5. conclusion. References.CHAPTER 4. HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEMS VALIDATION BASED ON EXECUTION MODELS; G.Nicolescu and A.A.Jerraya. 4.1. introduction. 4.2. global execution of heterogeneous systems - basics. 4.3. required characteristics for global execution models of heterogeneous systems. 4.4. state of the art on heterogeneous systems validation. 4.5. conclusion. References.CHAPTER 5. ANATOMY OF A HARDWARE/SOFTWARE EXECUTION MODEL IN HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEMS; G.Nicolescu and A.A.Jerraya. 5.1. introduction. 5.2. validation of software components. 5.3. the organization of operating systems. 5.4. native simulation model for OS final code validation. 5.5. automatic generation of OS simulation models. 5.6. application of the OS simulation model. 5.7. conclusion. References.CHAPTER 6. ANATOMY OF A CONTINUOUS/DISCRETE SYSTEM EXECUTION MODEL FOR TIMED EXECUTION OF HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEMS; F.Bouchhima, et al.. 6.1. introduction. 6.2. continuous simulation model vs. discrete simulation model. 6.3. time distribution approaches. 6.4. time distribution model involved in continuous/discrete execution model. 6.5. global execution of heterogeneous continuous/discrete systems. 6.6. implementing the global execution model. 6.7. CODIS a co-simulation tool for continuous/discrete systems. 6.8. experimentations. 6.9. conclusion. References.CHAPTER 7. METHODOLOGY FOR HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEMS VALIDATION; G.Nicolescu and A.A.Jerraya. 7.1. introduction. 7.2. flow for automatic generation of global execution models. 7.3. virtual architecture of an embedded system and global execution model. 7.4. automatic generation of execution models. 7.5. methodology illustration for validation of a complex heterogeneous system - an optical switch. 7.6. specification and validation for a multiprocessor system: the VDSL modem. 7.7. conclusion. References.Index.