Concurrent Design of Embedded Control Software

M.A. Groothuis, Raymond Frijns, Jeroen Voeten, Johannes F. Broenink

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    Embedded software design for mechatronic systems is becoming an increasingly time-consuming and error-prone task. In order to cope with the heterogeneity and complexity, a systematic model-driven design approach is needed, where several parts of the system can be designed concurrently. There is however a trade-off between concurrency efficiency and integration efficiency. In this paper, we present a case study on the development of the embedded control software for a real-world mechatronic system in order to evaluate how we can integrate concurrent and largely independent designed embedded system software parts in an efficient way. The case study was executed using our embedded control system design methodology which employs a concurrent systematic model-based design approach that ensures a concurrent design process, while it still allows a fast integration phase by using automatic code synthesis. The result was a predictable concurrently designed embedded software realization with a short integration time.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling (MPM2009)
    EditorsT. Margaria, J. Padberg, G. Taentzer, T. Levendovszky, L. Lengyel, G. Karsai, C. Hardebolle
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherEuropean Association for the Study of Science and Technology
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)1863-2122
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
    Event3rd International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling, MPM 2009 - Denver, United States
    Duration: 6 Oct 20096 Oct 2009

    Publication series

    NameElectronic Communications of the EASST
    ISSN (Print)1863-2122


    Workshop3rd International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling, MPM 2009
    Other6 Oct 2009


    • METIS-265754
    • Control System Synthesis
    • Case Study
    • IR-70056
    • CE-Embedded Systems
    • Embedded System Design
    • Mechatronics
    • EWI-16039
    • Production Cell

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