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As the bandwidth of CPUs and networks continues to grow, it becomes more attractive, for efficiency reasons, to share such resources among several applications with the minimum level of interference. This can be achieved using temporal partitions, with each application assigned to its own partition and executing as if it was executing alone on a resource(More)
Switched Ethernet arose in the last decade as a means to increase global throughput with parallel switching paths, segment the network and create isolated collision domains, thus reducing the non-determinism of the original shared Ethernet. However, COTS Ethernet switches still suffer from a few drawbacks that affect negatively their real-time communication(More)
—The requirement for flexible operation is becoming increasingly important in modern industrial systems. This requirement has to be supported at all system levels, including the field level in process industry, as well as the cell and machine control levels in manufacturing industry, where fieldbus-based communication systems are commonly found.(More)
Interest on using mobile autonomous agents has been growing, recently, due to their capacity to cooperate for diverse purposes, from rescue to demining and security. However, such cooperation requires the exchange of state data that is time sensitive and thus, applications should be aware of data temporal coherency. In this paper we describe the(More)
This was a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study to investigate the pharmacokinetics and safety of trans-resveratrol. In four groups of ten healthy adult subjects (five males and five females), two subjects were randomized to receive placebo and eight subjects to receive trans-resveratrol 25, 50, 100 or 150 mg, six times/day, for thirteen(More)
Ethernet was not originally developed to meet the requirements of real-time industrial automation systems and it was commonly considered unsuited for applications at the field level. Hence, several techniques were developed to make this protocol exhibit real-time behavior, some of them requiring specialized hardware, others providing soft-real-time(More)
PURPOSE To study the efficacy and safety of eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) as adjunctive therapy for refractory partial seizures in adults with >or=4 partial-onset seizures (simple or complex, with or without secondary generalization) per 4 weeks despite treatment with 1-2 antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). METHODS This multicenter, parallel-group study had an(More)
Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) [(S)-(−)-10-acetoxy-10, 11-dihydro-5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide], formerly known as BIA 2-093, is a novel central nervous system (CNS)-active compound with anticonvulsant activity. It behaves as a voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) blocker and is currently under clinical development for the treatment of epilepsy and(More)