Time-Triggered vs. Event-Triggered: A matter of configuration?

Conference: MMB Workshop 2006 - ITG FA 6.2 Workshop on Model-Based Testing, GI/ITG Workshop on Non-Functional Properties of Embedded Systems, 13th GI/ITG Conference Measuring, Modelling, and Evaluation of Computer and Communication
03/27/2006 - 03/29/2006 at Nürnberg, Germany

Proceedings: MMB Workshop 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Scheler, Fabian; Schröder-Preikschat, Wolfgang (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department of Computer Science 4)

During the development of real-time systems one has either to plump for a time-triggered or an event-triggered architecture. Actually this decision deals with a non-functional property of a real-time system and should therefore be postponed as far as possible. Unfortunately, this property also exhibits functional qualities during the development of real-time systems making this postponement impossible and a subsequent transition very expensive. This paper sketches an approach to specify a real-time system independent of its architecture (time-triggered or event-triggered), thus facilitating to switch between a time-triggered and an event-triggered architecture easily.