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Real-Time Systems

Design Principles for Distributed Embedded Applications

Kopetz, Hermann

2nd ed. 2011, XVIII, 378 p.

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  • Revised and updated version of the best-selling 1997 first edition from key researcher in the field
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  • New developments addressed, such as energy and power management, dependability, security, internet functions, scheduling
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  • A standard text in real-time embedded systems or cyber-physical systems, including summary exercises for readers of all levels
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  • Useful as a reference for students, researchers and practitioners alike

"This book is a comprehensive text for the design of safety critical, hard real-time embedded systems. It offers  a splendid example for the balanced, integrated treatment of systems and software engineering, helping readers tackle the hardest problems of advanced real-time system design, such as determinism, compositionality, timing and fault management. This book is an essential reading for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in a wide range of disciplines impacted by embedded computing and software. Its conceptual clarity, the style of explanations and the examples make the abstract concepts accessible for a wide audience."
Janos Sztipanovits, Director
E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Institute for Software Integrated Systems
Vanderbilt University

Real-Time Systems focuses on hard real-time systems, which are computing systems that must meet their temporal specification in all anticipated load and fault scenarios. The book stresses the system aspects of distributed real-time applications, treating the issues of real-time, distribution and fault-tolerance from an integral point of view. A unique cross-fertilization of ideas and concepts between the academic and industrial worlds has led to the inclusion of many insightful examples from industry to explain the fundamental scientific concepts in a real-world setting.  Compared to the first edition, new developments in complexity management, energy and power management, dependability, security, and the internet of things, are addressed.

The book is written as a standard textbook for a high-level undergraduate or graduate course on real-time embedded systems or cyber-physical systems.  Its practical approach to solving real-time problems, along with numerous summary exercises, makes it an excellent choice for researchers and practitioners alike.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Real-time systems - cyber-physical systems - dependability - design principles - distributed embedded applications - distributed embedded systems - embedded real-time systems - embedded system application - embedded system design - embedded systems engineering - fault-tolerance - power and energy awareness - processor architectures - real-time distribution - real-time operating systems - safety critical applications - scheduling - system design - system performance - time-critical applications - time-triggered architecture

Related subjects » Circuits & Systems - Communication Networks

Table of contents 

The Real-Time Environment.- Simplicity.- Global Time.- Real-Time (RT) Model.- Temporal Relations.- Power and Energy Awareness.- Dependability.- Real-Time Communication.- Real-Time Operating Systems.- Real-Time Scheduling.- System Design.- Validation.- Internet of Things.- The Time-Triggered Architecture.

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