Global Specification and Validation of Embedded Systems

Integrating Heterogeneous Components

  • G. Nicolescu
  • A. A. Jerraya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. G. Nicolescu, A. A. Jerraya
    Pages 1-3
  3. L. Kriaa
    Pages 31-46
  4. G. Nicolescu, A. A. Jerraya
    Pages 47-57
  5. G. Nicolescu, A. A. Jerraya
    Pages 109-145
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 147-148

About this book


Global modelling and validation is required to master the design of systems made of heterogeneous components. These systems are now omnipresent in our life, and they may be found in several domains such as communications (ex. mobile terminals, optical switches), health (e.g. cardiac stimulators, cochlear implants), transportation (ex. automotive and aeronautical), etc. The main difficulties for their design are modelling and validation of the interactions between different components (hardware, software, analogue, RF, optical and micro-mechanical).

Global Specification and Validation of Embedded Systems offers a deep understanding of concepts and practices behind the composition of heterogeneous components. After the analysis of existing computation and execution models used for the specification and validation of different sub-systems, the book introduces a systematic approach to build an execution model for systems composed of heterogeneous components. Mixed continuous/discrete and hardware/software systems will be used to illustrate these concepts. The benefit of reading this book is to give a clear vision on the theory and practice of specification and validation of complex modern systems. The examples give to the designers solutions applicable in their daily practice.


Computation and execution models Embedded computing systems Hardware Heterogeneous component interfaces Heterogeneous systems Simulation Validation architecture integrated circuit model modeling operating system organization simulation model system modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Nicolescu
    • 1
  • A. A. Jerraya
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole Polytechnique de MontrealCanada
  2. 2.CEA-LETIFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6151-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6153-0
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