Database Functionality in Engine Management System 2006-01-0305
Embedded systems of today need to manage more data than ever before. The main reasons for the increase in number of data items are increased functional requirements on the software. With a larger amount of data to manage comes the problems of storing data and its meta-information, sharing between programmers which data items exist, and ensuring freshness and consistency requirements of the data items.
In this work we focus on efficient data management in embedded systems, and develop a database for such systems. The database has support for transactions, snapshots, and data freshness. We argue that the software maintenance efforts can be reduced using a database, and our performance results show that the performance can be increased without affecting consistency of data values.