Real-time and embedded systems are essential to our lives, from controlling car engines and regulating traffic lights to monitoring plane takeoffs and landings to providing up-to-the-minute stock quotes. Bringing together researchers from both academia and industry, the Handbook of Real-Time and Embedded Systems provides comprehensive coverage of the most advanced and timely topics in the field.
The book focuses on several major areas of real-time and embedded systems. It examines real-time scheduling and resource management issues and explores the programming languages, paradigms, operating systems, and middleware for these systems. The handbook also presents challenges encountered in wireless sensor networks and offers ways to solve these problems. It addresses key matters associated with real-time data services and reviews the formalisms, methods, and tools used in real-time and embedded systems. In addition, the book considers how these systems are applied in various fields, including adaptive cruise control in the automobile industry.
With its essential material and integration of theory and practice, the Handbook of Real-Time and Embedded Systems facilitates advancements in this area so that the services we rely on can continue to operate successfully.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview. Real-Time Scheduling and Resource Management. Programming Languages, Paradigms, and Analysis of Real-Time and Embedded Systems. Operating Systems and Middleware for Real-Time and Embedded Systems. Real-Time Communications/Sensor Networks. Real-Time Database/Data Services. Formalisms, Methods, and Tools. Experiences with Real-Time and Embedded Systems. Index.
"…The editors and contributors are all respected authorities in the field of real-time and embedded systems and many of them are affiliated to top-class universities and research institutes. … this book would make an excellent study resource or reference book for people who are interested in academic research in this important and growing field."
—Sensor Review, Vol. 30, Issue 1, 2010