Klaus D. McDonald-Maier

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On-chip program and data tracing is now an essential part of any system level development platform for System-on-Chip (SoC). Current debug support solutions are platform specific and incompatible with processors and active peripherals from other sources, restricting effective design reuse. In order to overcome this reuse challenge, this paper defines(More)
A number of different Model Transformation Frameworks (MTF) are being developed, each of them requiring a user to learn a different language and each possessing its own specific language peculiarities, even if they are based on the QVT standard. To write even a simple transformation, these MTFs require a large amount of learning time. We describe in this(More)
Recent developments in bio-, nano-, and digital technology have changed the way modern healthcare systems operate. The provision of healthcare servicing remotely and exploitation of monitoring and assistive technology within and outside medical institutions mean that medical staff and patients constantly interact with various electronic devices. It also(More)
A significant current software engineering problem is the conceptual mismatch between the abstract concept of an association as found in modelling languages such as UML and the lower level expressive facilities available in object-oriented languages such as Java. This paper introduces some code generation patterns that aid the production of Java based(More)
The introduction of complex SoCs with multiple processor cores presents new development challenges, such that development support is now a decisive factor when choosing a System-on-Chip (SoC). The presented developments support strategy addresses the challenges using both architecture and technology approaches. The Multi-Core Debug Support (MCDS)(More)
The problem of the incorporation of pattern features with unusual distributions is well known within pattern recognition systems even if not easily addressed. The problem is more acute when features are derived from characteristics of given integrated electronic circuits. The current paper introduces novel efficient techniques for normalising sets of(More)
With the continuing rise in the complexity of embedded systems, there is an emerging need for a higher level modeling environment that facilitates efficient handling of this complexity. The aim here is to produce such a high-level environment using ModelDriven Development (MDD) techniques that map a high-level abstract description of an electronic embedded(More)
There is an increasing need to develop flexible, reconfigurable, and intelligent multi-spacecraft sensing networks for aerospace-based monitoring and diagnostics. Technical advancements in ad hoc networking, MEMS devices, low-power electronics, adaptive and reconfigurable hardware, microspacecraft, and micro-sensors have enabled the design and development(More)
Most modern 16-bit and 32-bit embedded processors contain cache memories to further increase instruction throughput of the device. Embedded processors that contain cache memories open an opportunity for the low-power research community to model the impact of cache energy consumption and throughput gains. For optimal cache memory configuration mathematical(More)