Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Vol. III

Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Vol. III

Author: Paul T. Ward

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780768685213

Category: Computers

Page: 268

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In the first two volumes of Structured Development for Real Time Systems, authors Paul Ward and Stephen Mellor described a comprehensive modeling notation and a set of guidelines for using the notation to build an essential model. In this final volume, the guidelines are extended to encompass the building of an implementation model, and the notation is extended to include a hierarchical description of code organization.

Structured Development for Real-Time Systems

Structured Development for Real-Time Systems

Author: Paul T. Ward

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780768685176

Category: Computers

Page: 229

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Real-time and embedded systems are in widespread use in the modern world. From the microprocessor controller in a camera, through "smart" traffic lights and production control systems, to large defense systems, computer technology is increasingly a part of systems that control and respond to their environments in real-time. As the technology has improved, we have come to rely on these systems more and more --- we have even put our lives in their hands. Airplanes, biomedical accelerators, nuclear power plants, and the like all depend on real-time control to operate safely. A failure in a control system, such as not responding correctly to faults in the environment, could endanger many lives. Unfortunately, there is a tendency for developers to focuse too heavily on the intrcacies of the engineering and computer technology, to the detriment of understanding the real-world problem at hand. At best, this wastes time and resouces and at worst it is dangerous in light of the life-critical nature of today's systems. This misplaced focus can result at least partly from the lack of a comprehensive set of modeling tools and techniques fitted to the real-time development environment. This book provides the tools and techniques needed for visualizing and verifying the operation of a real-time system prior to construction, and demonstrates their usefulness.

Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Vol. II

Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Vol. II

Author: Paul T. Ward

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780768685183

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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Without a framework for organizing and codifying these ideas, systems modeling can become disjointed, frustrating, and ultimately ineffective. This book is extensively illustrated with detailed examples illuminating the main points discussed. Its four appendices provide fully worked examples of pertinent applications.

Structured Development for Real-time Systems

Structured Development for Real-time Systems

Author: Paul T. Ward

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000784178

Category: Computers

Page: 208

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In the first two volumes of Structured Development for Real Time Systems, authors Paul Ward and Stephen Mellor described a comprehensive modeling notation and a set of guidelines for using the notation to build an essential model. In this final volume, the guidelines are extended to encompass the building of an implementation model, and the notation is extended to include a hierarchical description of code organization.

Real-Time Systems

Real-Time Systems

Author: W A Halang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814518031

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 380

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This book represents the first comprehensive text in English on real-time and embedded computing systems. It is addressed to engineering students of universities and polytechnics as well as to practitioners and provides the knowledge required for the implementation of industrial computerized process control and manufacturing automation systems. The book avoids mathematical treatment and supports the relevance of the concepts introduced by practical examples and case studies. Special emphasis is placed on a sound conceptual basis and on methodologies and tools for the development of high quality control software, since software dependability has been identified as the major problem area of computerized process automation. Contents:Real-Time Computing and Industrial Process AutomationConceptual FoundationsDigital Control of Continuous ProcessesHardware ArchitecturesProcess InterfacingCommunication NetworksReal-Time Operating Systems PrinciplesComparison of Some Real-Time Operating SystemsHigh Level Real-Time ProgrammingSchedulability AnalysisSystem and Software Life CycleSoftware Quality AssuranceComputer Aided Software Engineering ToolsFormal Specification and Verification MethodsProgrammable Logic ControllersCase Studies and Applications Readership: Computer scientists, engineers and students. keywords:Real-Time Computing;Embedded Systems;Computer Control;Process Automation;Industrial Automation;Hardware Architectures;Process Interfacing;Real-Time Operating Systems;Real-Time Software Engineering;PEARL “… I like this book and recommend it as an introductory material for real-time systems courses. It is addressed both to students of engineering and to practising engineers, and certainly meets its goals in presenting a comprehensive view of real-time systems, dealing with all major aspects of their design and implementation.” A Journal of IFAC

Real-Time Systems Engineering and Applications

Real-Time Systems Engineering and Applications

Author: Michael Schiebe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792391968

Category: Computers

Page: 449

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Real-Time Systems Engineering and Applications is a well-structured collection of chapters pertaining to present and future developments in real-time systems engineering. After an overview of real-time processing, theoretical foundations are presented. The book then introduces useful modeling concepts and tools. This is followed by concentration on the more practical aspects of real-time engineering with a thorough overview of the present state of the art, both in hardware and software, including related concepts in robotics. Examples are given of novel real-time applications which illustrate the present state of the art. The book concludes with a focus on future developments, giving direction for new research activities and an educational curriculum covering the subject. This book can be used as a source for academic and industrial researchers as well as a textbook for computing and engineering courses covering the topic of real-time systems engineering.

Software Engineering for Real-time Systems

Software Engineering for Real-time Systems

Author: J. E. Cooling

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0201596202

Category: Computers

Page: 828

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The comprehensive coverage and real-world perspective makes the book accessible and appealing to both beginners and experienced designers. Covers both the fundamentals of software design and modern design methodologies Provides comparisons of different development methods, tools and languages Blends theory and practical experience together Emphasises the use of diagrams and is highly illustrated

Structured Development for Real-Time Systems

Structured Development for Real-Time Systems

Author: Paul T. Ward

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002025000

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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Without a framework for organizing and codifying these ideas, systems modeling can become disjointed, frustrating, and ultimately ineffective. This book is extensively illustrated with detailed examples illuminating the main points discussed. Its four appendices provide fully worked examples of pertinent applications.

Distributed Systems

Distributed Systems

Author: Albert Fleischmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642786129

Category: Computers

Page: 390

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The purpose of this book is to make the reader famliar with software engineering for distributed systems. Software engineering is a valuable discipline in the develop ment of software. The reader has surely heard of software systems completed months or years later than scheduled with huge cost overruns, systems which on completion did not provide the performance promised, and systems so catastrophic that they had to be abandoned without ever doing any useful work. Software engi neering is the discipline of creating and maintaining software; when used in con junction with more general methods for effective management its use does reduce the incidence of horrors mentioned above. The book gives a good impression of software engineering particularly for dis tributed systems. It emphasises the relationship between software life cycles, meth ods, tools and project management, and how these constitute the framework of an open software engineering environment, especially in the development of distrib uted software systems. There is no closed software engineering environment which can encompass the full range of software missions, just as no single flight plan, airplane or pilot can perform all aviation missions. There are some common activities in software engi neering which must be addressed independent of the applied life cycle or methodol ogy. Different life cycles, methods, related tools and project management ap proaches should fit in such a software engineering framework.

Model-Based Engineering of Embedded Real-Time Systems

Model-Based Engineering of Embedded Real-Time Systems

Author: Holger Giese

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642162763

Category: Computers

Page: 386

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Thetopicof“Model-BasedEngineeringofReal-TimeEmbeddedSystems”brings together a challenging problem domain (real-time embedded systems) and a - lution domain (model-based engineering). It is also at the forefrontof integrated software and systems engineering, as software in this problem domain is an essential tool for system implementation and integration. Today, real-time - bedded software plays a crucial role in most advanced technical systems such as airplanes, mobile phones, and cars, and has become the main driver and - cilitator for innovation. Development, evolution, veri?cation, con?guration, and maintenance of embedded and distributed software nowadays are often serious challenges as drastic increases in complexity can be observed in practice. Model-based engineering in general, and model-based software development in particular, advocates the notion of using models throughout the development and life-cycle of an engineered system. Model-based software engineering re- forces this notion by promoting models not only as the tool of abstraction, but also as the tool for veri?cation, implementation, testing, and maintenance. The application of such model-based engineering techniques to embedded real-time systems appears to be a good candidate to tackle some of the problems arising in the problem domain.

Real Time Programming 1988

Real Time Programming 1988

Author: A. Crespo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483298054

Category: Computers

Page: 95

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Digital computers are now used routinely in on-line control systems. As applications become more complex and costs of developing software rise, the need for good software tools becomes vital. This volume presents 14 papers on the most recent developments within real-time programming - languages for real-time programming, software development tools and the application of real-time systems within industry.