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Petersson, Samuel ; Ermedahl, Andreas ; Pettersson, Anders ; Sundmark, Daniel ; Holsti, Niklas

Using a WCET Analysis Tool in Real-Time Systems Education

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To reach a more widespread use, WCET analysis tools
need to be a standard part in the education of embedded
systems developers. Many real-time courses in academia
use Lego Mindstorms, an off-the-shelf kit of Lego bricks
for building and controlling small prototype robots. We
describe work on porting the Bound-T WCET analysis
tool to the Lego Mindstorms microprocessor; the Renesas
H8/3292. We believe that this work will make students, and
indirectly the industry of tomorrow, aware of the benefits of
WCET analysis tools.
We also present the real-time laboratory framework in
which this WCET analysis tool will be used. The framework
has been developed with schedulability and timing
predictability in mind, and is already used in a number of
real-time courses given at M¨alardalen University in Sweden.
The developed WCET tool and the real-time laboratory
framework will be freely available for academic use.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Samuel Petersson and Andreas Ermedahl and Anders Pettersson and Daniel Sundmark and Niklas Holsti},
  title =	{{Using a WCET Analysis Tool in Real-Time Systems Education}},
  booktitle =	{5th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis (WCET'05)},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-24-8},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2007},
  volume =	{1},
  editor =	{Reinhard Wilhelm},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-8126},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.WCET.2005.812},
  annote =	{Keywords: }

Collection: 5th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis (WCET'05)
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 29.03.2007

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