Software Engineering for Real-Time Systems

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Jim Cooling  
Publisher
Addison-Wesley
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
800
Pub.-date
October 2002
ISBN13
9780201596205
ISBN
0201596202
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Description

This text provides a firm foundation in the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to develop and produce real-time, and in particular, embedded systems. It provides the arguments, examples, techniques and methodologies to demonstrate that the discipline of software engineering has much to offer the developer of real-time software. Written in an accessible style and complemented by numerous diagrams, it guides the reader through the steps of a total design approach: from initial definition of the task, through fundamentals of analysis, specification and design, to design methods and development tools, and finally documentation procedures. The comprehensive coverage and real-world perspective makes the book accessible and appealing to both beginners and experienced designers.


 

Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

1. Real-time systems; Setting the scene 2. The search for dependable software 3. First steps - requirements analysis and specification 4. Software and program design concepts 5. Operating sytems for real-time applications 6. Practical aspects of real-time operating systems 7. Diagramming - an introduction. 8. Practical diagramming method 9. Designing and constructing software - code-related issues 10. Software analysis and design - methods and methodologies 11. Analysing and testing source code 12. Development tools 13. Mission-critical and safety-critical systems 14. Performance engineering 15. Documentation

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This text provides a firm foundation in the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to develop and produce real-time, and in particular, embedded systems. It provides the arguments, examples, techniques and methodologies to demonstrate that the discipline of software engineering has much to offer the developer of real-time software. Written in an accessible style and complemented by numerous diagrams, it guides the reader through the steps of a total design approach: from initial definition of the task, through fundamentals of analysis, specification and design, to design methods and development tools, and finally documentation procedures.  The comprehensive coverage and real-world perspective make the book accessible and appealing to both beginners and experienced designers.
Features
* 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
* emphasizes the use of diagrams and is highly illustrated
Jim Cooling has had many years experience in the area of real-time embedded systems, including electronic, software and system design, project management, consultancy and course development. He has published extensively on the subject, his books covering many aspects of embedded-systems work such as real-time interfacing, programming, software design and software engineering. Currently he is a partner in Lindentree Associates (which he formed in 1998), providing consultancy and training for real-time embedded systems.  


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