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Software Engineering for Real-Time Systems

ISBN-10: 0201596202

ISBN-13: 9780201596205

Edition: 1st 2003

Authors: Jim Cooling

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List price: $82.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 824
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Preface
Foundations
Real-Time Systems--Setting the Scene
Categorizing computer systems
Real-time computer systems
The computing elements of real-time systems
Software for real-time applications--some general comments
Review
References and further reading
The Search for Dependable Software
What do we want in our software?
Software errors
The basics of good software
A final comment
Review
References and further reading
First Steps--Requirements Analysis and Specification
The software life-cycle
The importance of the requirements stage
Making mistakes--sources and causes
Practical approaches to analysis and specification
Communication aspects--the role of prototyping
Review
Exercises
References and further reading
Software and Program Design Concepts
Design fundamentals
The elements of modular design
Program control structures--the influence of structured programming
Functional structuring of software designs
Object-oriented design
Data flow design
Review
Exercises
References and further reading
Operating Systems for Real-Time Applications
Why use an operating system?
Basic features of real-time operating systems
Scheduling--concepts
Scheduling--implementation
Control of shared resources--mutual exclusion
Inter-task communication
Memory management
Distributed systems
Analysis and review of scheduling policies
Review
Exercises
References and further reading
Designing and Developing Real-Time Software
Practical Aspects of Real-Time Operating Systems
Operating systems--basic structures and features
Inter-processor communication
File handling
Graphical user interfaces in embedded systems
Performance and benchmarking of RTOSs
Development support
POSIX--Portable Operating System Interface
Review
References and further reading
Diagramming--An Introduction
Diagrams--why?
The essentials of software diagrams
Review
Exercises
References and further reading
Practical Diagramming Methods
Introduction
Diagrams for structured and data flow designs
UML diagrams for object-oriented designs
Extensions, variations and project-specific diagrams
Diagrams and the design process
Review
Exercises
References and further reading
Designing and Constructing Software--Code-Related Issues
Fundamental design and construction methods
Code development and packaging
Important features of programming languages
Choosing a high-level language for embedded systems
Review
References and further reading
Software Analysis and Design--Methods and Methodologies
The development process
Requirements analysis using viewpoint techniques--CORE
Yourdon Structured Method
Object-oriented analysis and design
Review
References and further reading
Implementation and Performance Issues
Analysing and Testing Source Code
Introduction
Static analysis
Source code metrics--code size, content and complexity
Dynamic analysis--testing and coverage analysis
Integration testing
Metrics for OO designs
Review
References and further reading
Development Tools
The development process
Software debugging--an overview
Software debugging on the host
Software debugging in the target--software-based techniques
Software debugging in the target--hardware-based methods
Software debugging in the target--combined hardware/software techniques
Debugging in host-as-target combinations
In-target analysis tools
Installing code into the target--non-volatile software (firmware)
Integrated development environments
Review
References and further reading
Mission-Critical and Safety-Critical Systems
Introduction
System specification aspects
Numerical issues
Application software aspects
Real-world interfacing
Operating systems aspects
Processor problems
Hardware-based fault tolerance
Review
References and further reading
Performance Engineering
Why performance engineering is important
Performance engineering--requirements, targets and achievables
Top-down (requirements-driven) performance modelling
Bottom-up (results-driven) performance modelling
Middle-out (risk-driven) performance modelling
Some practical issues in performance engineering
Review
References and further reading
Documentation
Documentation--what and why?
Software life-cycle documentation--overview
System functional specifications
Software system specifications
Source code aspects
Configuration management and version control
Review
Applicable standards
References and further reading
Glossary
Index