Can Java™ Meet Its Real-Time Deadlines?

  • Benjamin Brosgol
  • Brian Dobbing
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2043)


Ada has been-there, done-that, as regards meeting real-time programming requirements. The Ada95 revision addressed almost all the concerns that had plagued Ada83’s real-time usability. But Java is currently flavor of the month, although its existing real-time features are totally inadequate. Two independent recent efforts have defined extensions to the Java platform that intend to satisfy real-time requirements. This paper summarizes the major features of these efforts, compares them to each other and to Ada 95’s Real-Time Annex, and argues that they may serve to complement rather than compete with Ada in the real-time domain.


Garbage Collection Java Virtual Machine Event Handler Memory Area Garbage Collector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Brosgol
    • 1
  • Brian Dobbing
    • 2
  1. 1.Ada Core Technologies, IncBelmontUSA
  2. 2.Aonix Europe LtdHenley-on-ThamesUK

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