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—It is predicted that multicores will be increasingly used in future embedded real-time systems for high performance and low energy consumption. The major obstacle is that we may not predict and provide any guarantee on real-time properties of software on such platforms. The shared memory bus is among the most critical resources, which severely degrade the(More)
As Moore's law comes to an end, multi-processor (MP) systems are becoming increasingly important in embedded systems design, hence real-time schedulability analysis for MP systems has become an important research topic. In this paper , we present an exact method for schedulability analysis of global multiprocessor scheduling with either Fixed-Priority (FP)(More)
Worst-case execution time (WCET) analysis is one of the major tasks in timing validation of hard real-time systems. In complex systems with real-time operating systems (RTOS), the timing properties of the system are decided by both the applications and the RTOS. Traditionally, WCET analysis mainly deals with application programs, while it is crucial to know(More)
Although most previous work in cache analysis for WCET estimation assumes the LRU replacement policy, in practise more processors use simpler non-LRU policies for lower cost, power consumption and thermal output. This paper focuses on the analysis of FIFO, one of the most widely used cache replacement policies. Previous analysis techniques for FIFO caches(More)
Most previous work on cache analysis for WCET estimation assumes a particular replacement policy called LRU. In contrast, much less work has been done for non-LRU policies, since they are generally considered to be very unpredictable. However, most commercial processors are actually equipped with these non-LRU policies, since they are more efficient in(More)
In this paper, we address the problem of static scheduling and software synthesis for dataflow graphs with the symbolic model-checker NuSMV using a two-step process: first use model-checking to obtain a static schedule with the objective of minimizing the data buffer size, then synthesize efficient code from the static schedule with the objective of(More)
We present McAiT, a tool for estimating the Worst-Case Execution Times (WCET) of programs running on multicore processors. The highlight of McAiT is that it leverages timed automata to model both the timing behaviors of the programs' interaction with its environment (based on the results of local cache analysis by abstract interpretation) and a broad range(More)
Static path analysis is a key process of Worst Case Execution Time (WCET) estimation, the objective of which is to find the execution path that has the largest execution time. Currently, there is an argument in the research community whether model checking is another good solution for WCET analysis, besides ILP. To our knowledge, no paper so far has(More)