Real-time Embedded Systems: Design Principles And Engineering Practices by Xiaocong FanReal-time Embedded Systems: Design Principles And Engineering Practices by Xiaocong Fan

Real-time Embedded Systems: Design Principles And Engineering Practices

byXiaocong FanEditorXiaocong Fan

Paperback | January 28, 2015

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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

  • Coverage of the latest UML standard (UML 2.4)
  • Over 20 design patterns which represent the best practices for reuse in a wide range of real-time embedded systems
  • Example codes which have been tested in QNX---a real-time operating system widely adopted in industry
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 Decis...
Title:Real-time Embedded Systems: Design Principles And Engineering PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:686 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 28, 2015Publisher:NewnesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128015071

ISBN - 13:9780128015070


Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Acronyms Introduction

  1. Introduction to Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  2. Cross-Platform Development
  3. Microprocessor Primer
  4. Interrupts
  5. Embedded System Boot Process
  6. Fundamental UML Structural Modeling
  7. Architecture Modeling in UML
  8. Fundamental UML Behavioral Modeling
  9. Modeling Stateful Behaviors in UML
  10. Real-Time UML: General Resource Modeling
  11. Real-Time UML: Model Analysis
  12. Software Architectures for Real-Time Embedded Systems
  13. POSIX and RTOS
  14. Multitasking
  15. Real-time Scheduling: Clock-Driven Approach
  16. Real-time Scheduling: Rate-Monotonic Approach
  17. Real-time Scheduling: Sporadic Server
  18. Resource Sharing
  19. Inter-Task Communication: Message Queue
  20. Inter-Task Communication: Pipe
  21. Inter-Task Communication: Signaling
  22. Software Timer Management
  23. QNX Resource Management

Index References

Editorial Reviews

"...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, Real-Time Embedded Systems