Description

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.

Key Features

* Concise treatment delivers material in manageable sections * Includes handy glossary, references and practical exercises based on familiar scenarios * Supporting website contains slides, solutions to problems and software examples

Readership

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

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750664714
Electronic ISBN:
9780080456409

About the author

Rob Williams

Affiliations and Expertise

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