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Introducing a Plug-In Framework for Real-Time Analysis in Rubus-ICE



Kaj Hänninen, Jukka Mäki-Turja, Staffan Sandberg , John Lundbäck , Mats Lindberg , Mikael Sjödin, Kurt-Lennart Lundbäck

Publication Type:

Report - MRTC




In this paper, we present the development of a plug-in framework for integration of real-time analysis methods in the Rubus Integrated Component Environment (Rubus-ICE). We also present the implementation, and evaluate the integration, of two state of the art analysis techniques (i) response-time analysis for tasks with offsets and (ii) shared stack analysis, as plug-ins, in the Rubus-ICE framework.The paper shows that the proposed framework is well suited for integration of complex analysis methods. However, experience also show that analysis methods are not easily transferred from an academic environment to industry. The main reason for this, we believe, originates from differences in requirements and assumptions between industry and academia.


author = {Kaj H{\"a}nninen and Jukka M{\"a}ki-Turja and Staffan Sandberg and John Lundb{\"a}ck and Mats Lindberg and Mikael Sj{\"o}din and Kurt-Lennart Lundb{\"a}ck},
title = {Introducing a Plug-In Framework for Real-Time Analysis in Rubus-ICE},
number = {ISSN 1404-3041 ISRN MDH-MRTC-229/2008-1-SE},
month = {April},
year = {2008},
url = {}