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A Platform-Based Software Design Methodology for Embedded Control Systems: An Agile Toolkit

A Platform-Based Software Design Methodology for Embedded Control Systems: An Agile Toolkit
A Platform-Based Software Design Methodology for Embedded Control Systems: An Agile Toolkit
A discrete control system, with stringent hardware constraints, is effectively an embedded real-time system and hence requires a rigorous methodology to develop the software involved. The development methodology proposed in this paper adapts agile principles and patterns to support the building of embedded control systems, focusing on the issues relating to a system's constraints and safety. Strong unit testing, to ensure correctness, including the satisfaction of timing constraints, is the foundation of the proposed methodology. A platform-based design approach is used to balance costs and time-to-market in relation to performance and functionality constraints. It is concluded that the proposed methodology significantly reduces design time and costs, as well as leading to better software modularity and reliability.
408-417
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Mar, Carlos
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Cordeiro, Lucas, Mar, Carlos, Valentin, Eduardo, Cruz, Fabiano, Patrick, Daniel, Barreto, Raimundo and Lucena, Vicente (2008) A Platform-Based Software Design Methodology for Embedded Control Systems: An Agile Toolkit. In Proceedings of the Agility in the Software Process Workshop of the 15th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems. 31 Mar - 04 Apr 2008. pp. 408-417 .

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Abstract

A discrete control system, with stringent hardware constraints, is effectively an embedded real-time system and hence requires a rigorous methodology to develop the software involved. The development methodology proposed in this paper adapts agile principles and patterns to support the building of embedded control systems, focusing on the issues relating to a system's constraints and safety. Strong unit testing, to ensure correctness, including the satisfaction of timing constraints, is the foundation of the proposed methodology. A platform-based design approach is used to balance costs and time-to-market in relation to performance and functionality constraints. It is concluded that the proposed methodology significantly reduces design time and costs, as well as leading to better software modularity and reliability.

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Published date: 1 April 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: March 31-April 4, 2008
Venue - Dates: In Proceedings of the Agility in the Software Process Workshop of the 15th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, 2008-03-31 - 2008-04-04
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 271530
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271530
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Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 22:12

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Author: Lucas Cordeiro
Author: Carlos Mar
Author: Eduardo Valentin
Author: Fabiano Cruz
Author: Daniel Patrick
Author: Raimundo Barreto
Author: Vicente Lucena

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