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Use of Software Component Models and Services in Embedded Real-Time Systems



Frank Lüders, Shoaib Ahmad , Faisal Khizer , Gurjodh Singh-Dhillon

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences


IEEE Computer Society Press


While the use of software component models has become popular in the develop-ment of desktop applications and distributed information systems, such models have not been widely used in the domain of embedded real-time systems. Pre-sumably, this is due to the requirements such systems have to meet with respect to predictable timing and limited use of resources. There is a considerable amount of research on component models for embedded real-time systems that focuses on source code components, statically configured systems, and relatively narrow ap-plication domains. This paper explores the alternative approach of using a main-stream component model based on binary components. The effects of using the model on timing and resource usage have been measured by implementing exam-ple applications both with and without using the model. In addition, the use of a prototype tool for supporting software component services has been investigated in the same manner.


author = {Frank L{\"u}ders and Shoaib Ahmad and Faisal Khizer and Gurjodh Singh-Dhillon},
title = {Use of Software Component Models and Services in Embedded Real-Time Systems},
month = {January},
year = {2007},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences},
publisher = {IEEE Computer Society Press},
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