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Real-Time Software Engineering in ADA: Observations and Guidelines

Technical Report
This 1989 report presents techniques for controlling devices with Ada and several Ada tasking paradigms for managing concurrency.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-89-TR-022

Abstract

Two important aspects of developing a real-time system are controlling devices and managing concurrency. In this report, we present several techniques for controlling devices with ADA and several ADA tasking paradigms for managing concurrency. The material presented in this report is taken from our experiences in developing a real-time embedded system in ADA, and we use examples from this system to illustrate the various methods we present. We begin by describing our experiences using ADA to control devices. Specifically, we identify issues related to accessing device registers and handling interrupts, and present techniques for dealing with such issues. We then recount our experiences using ADA to manage concurrency. Specifically, we present coding paradigms for implementing periodicity and constructing synchronization mechanisms. We illustrate analytical methods for determining the schedulability of a task set. We then discuss the effect of aperiodic processing requirements on the schedulability of a task set.

Cite This Technical Report

Borger, M., Klein, M., & Veltre, R. (1989, September 1). Real-Time Software Engineering in ADA: Observations and Guidelines. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-022). Retrieved April 16, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/real-time-software-engineering-in-ada-observations-and-guidelines/.

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title={Real-Time Software Engineering in ADA: Observations and Guidelines},
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Borger, Mark, Mark Klein, and Robert Veltre. "Real-Time Software Engineering in ADA: Observations and Guidelines." (CMU/SEI-89-TR-022). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, September 1, 1989. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/real-time-software-engineering-in-ada-observations-and-guidelines/.

M. Borger, M. Klein, and R. Veltre, "Real-Time Software Engineering in ADA: Observations and Guidelines," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-022, 1-Sep-1989 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/real-time-software-engineering-in-ada-observations-and-guidelines/. [Accessed: 16-Apr-2024].

Borger, Mark, Mark Klein, and Robert Veltre. "Real-Time Software Engineering in ADA: Observations and Guidelines." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-022). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Sep. 1989. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/real-time-software-engineering-in-ada-observations-and-guidelines/. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Borger, Mark; Klein, Mark; & Veltre, Robert. Real-Time Software Engineering in ADA: Observations and Guidelines. CMU/SEI-89-TR-022. Software Engineering Institute. 1989. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/real-time-software-engineering-in-ada-observations-and-guidelines/