The Complete Edition - Software Engineering for Real-Time Systems
From air traffic control systems to network multimedia systems, real-time systems are everywhere. The correctness of the real-time system depends on the physical instant and the logical results of the computations. This book provides an elaborate introduction to software engineering for real-time systems, including a range of activities and methods required to produce a great real-time system.
The book kicks off by describing real-time systems, their applications, and their impact on software design. You will learn the concepts of software and program design, as well as the different types of programming, software errors, and software life cycles, and how a multitasking structure benefits a system design.
Moving ahead, you will learn why diagrams and diagramming plays a critical role in the software development process. You will practice documenting code-related work using Unified Modeling Language (UML), and analyze and test source code in both host and target systems to understand why performance is a key design-driver in applications.
Next, you will develop a design strategy to overcome critical and fault-tolerant systems, and learn the importance of documentation in system design.
By the end of this book, you will have sound knowledge and skills for developing real-time embedded systems.
Jim Cooling started his career with the Royal Air Force as a system designer. After 12 years of service, he studied a BSc degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, then went to work with the British Aircraft Corporation and worked on naval electronic control systems. He spent his next 20 years in academic research at Loughborough University and also got his Ph.D. in real-time embedded systems. In 1998, Jim left the university to start his own company, Lindentree Associates. He has published 12 books on various subjects, such as Real-time Operating Systems and Modeling software with pictures.
- Real-Time Systems – Setting the Scene
- The Search for Dependable Software
- First Steps – Requirements Analysis and Specification
- Software and Program Design Concepts
- Multitasking Systems – An Introduction
- Diagramming – an Introduction
- Practical Diagramming Methods
- Designing and Constructing Software – Code-Related Issues
- Software Analysis and Design – Methods and Methodologies
- Analyzing and Testing Source Code
- Development Tools
- Mission-Critical and Safety-Critical Systems
- Performance Engineering