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Introducing a Component Technology for Safety Critical Embedded Real­Time Systems


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


International Symposium on Component-based Software Engineering (CBSE7)


Springer Verlag


Safety critical embedded real-­time systems represent a class of systems that has attracted relatively little attention in research ad­dressing component based software engineering. Hence, the most widely spread component technologies are not used for resource constrained safety critical real­time systems. They are simply to resource demand­ing, to complex and to unpredictable. In this paper we show how to use component based software engineering for low footprint systems with very high demands on safe and reliable behaviour. The key concept is to provide expressive design time models and yet resource effective run­-time models by statically resolve resource usage and timing by powerful compile time techniques. This results in a component technology for re­source effective and temporally verified mapping of a component model to a commercial real­time operating system.


author = {Kristian Sandstr{\"o}m and Johan Fredriksson and Mikael {\AA}kerholm},
title = {Introducing a Component Technology for Safety Critical Embedded Real­Time Systems},
month = {May},
year = {2004},
booktitle = {International Symposium on Component-based Software Engineering (CBSE7)},
publisher = {Springer Verlag},
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