Real-Time Systems Development

By

  • Rob Williams, Principal lecturer in Computing, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Real-time Systems Development is a text for computing students who want to understand more about the development of software for real-time applications, involving concurrent programming, multi-tasking, data i/o and embedded processors.The book has been written to cover single semester final year undergraduate options or MSc modules in the area of real-time systems design and implementation. Assuming a certain level of general systems design and programming experience, this text will extend students knowledge and skills into an area of computing which has increasing relevance in a modern world of telecommunications and ‘intelligent’ equipment using embedded microcontrollers.
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Audience

Primary: Advanced undergraduate Computer Science students Secondary: MSc students, undergraduate software engineering and electronic engineering students

 

Book information

  • Published: October 2005
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6471-4


Contents

Introduction to Real-time Systems; Implementing a Simple Real-time System; Basic Input and Output; Cyclic Executives for Bare Hardware; Finite State Machines - Design Tool; Finite State Machines - Implementation Options; Why Multitask?; Task Communication and Synchronization; Real-time Executives; Input / Output Interfaces; Structured Design for Real-time Systems; Designing for Multitasking; UML for Real-time Systems; Object Oriented Approach to Real-time Systems; System Integrity; Selecting Languages for RTS Development - C, Ada & Java; Cross Development Techniques; Microcontroller Embedded Systems; Linux Device Drivers; Hardware / Software Co-design; Appendix A. Software Debugging with an Oscilloscope; Solutions and Discussion of Example Problems; Glossary; Index