A New Development Environment for Embedded Control Systems Design: F.I.R.E. 2007-01-0508
The development of embedded control systems is still a relatively new and young discipline. There is consequently a lack of tools, methods and models to support, in particular, the early architectural design stages. In this paper a new environment for embedded control systems development is presented, which supports the modelling of such systems at a high abstraction level. The tool allows control engineers and software developers to focus on the control system aspects instead of the aspects of the platform. Two application examples will explain the important capability of this tool to provide a timing analysis before production code generation.