Timing Analysis and Simulation Tools for Real-Time Control

  • Karl-Erik Årzén
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3829)


The temporal non-determinism introduced by computing and communication in the form of delay and jitter can lead to significant performance degradation. To achieve good performance in systems with limited computer resources, e.g. embedded systems, the resource constraints of the implementation platform must be taken into account at design time. To facilitate this, software tools are needed to analyze and simulate how the timing affects the control performance. Recently two new such tools, JITTERBUG and TRUETIME have been developed at the Department of Automatic Control, Lund University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl-Erik Årzén
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  1. 1.Lund UniversitySweden

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