The throughput analysis technique described in this paper
is intended for applications that are executed on heterogeneous embedded multiprocessor systems. A mix of runtime arbitration policies is often applied in these systems.
Backpressure prevents buffer overflow because tasks do not
start before sufficient buffer space is available. We show that the effects of run-time arbitration can be included in the response time of the actors of a multi-rate dataflow model. Given this model we compute conservative estimates of the arrival times of data in the system. Furthermore,
we show that latency constraints can be included in a multi-rate dataflow model. The analysis technique is demonstrated on a real-life car-radio application. In this application two independent streams are processed. One of these streams has a latency constraint.
|Name||CTIT Technical Report Series|
|Publisher||Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente|