Support for Cross-domain Composition of Embedded Systems Using MARTE Models
2013 (English)In: ACM SIGBED Review, ISSN 1551-3688, 37-45 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract—Embedded systems have evolved from tailormade systems developed by specialist engineers to artefacts built from complex software/hardware components with many extra-functional concerns. Ubiquity of embedded devices demands other facets such as security and safety to be brought to the fore- front. At the same time, cost efficiency dictates building systems from reusable building blocks. However, integration of extra- functional building blocks comes with a certain performance resource overhead that must be taken into consideration while designing resource-constraint embedded systems. This paper builds on the premise that functional models can be extended with platform modelling to help the application engineers to select the right extra-functional building blocks accounting for performance implications of their integration. We define a UML profile relating it to relevant parts of the MARTE profile in order to capture the performance analysis results for a reusable building block, and a generic notion of model-based compatibility analysis for platform models. Additionally, our approach rests on creation of ontologies to store MARTE description of hardware components, and is supported by a MagicDraw plugin developed for capturing the analysis results and performing the compatibility analysis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2013. 37-45 p.
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102869DOI: 10.1145/2752801.2752806OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-102869DiVA: diva2:683474