Model-Driven Multi-core Embedded Software Design
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Chao-Sheng Lin, Pao-Ann Hsiung, Chih-Hung Chang, Nien-Lin Hsueh, Chorng-Shiuh Koong, Chih-Hsiong Shih, Chao-Tung Yang and William C.-C. Chu
Multi-core processors have emerged rapidly in personal computing and embedded systems. However,
the programming environment for multi-core processor based systems is still quite immature and lacks efficient
tools. In this work, we present a new VERTAF/Multi-Core framework and show how software code can be
automatically generated from SysML models of multi-core embedded systems. We illustrate how model-driven
design based on SysML can be seamlessly integrated with Intel’s threading building blocks (TBB) and the
Quantum Platform middleware libraries. We use a digital video recording system to illustrate the benefits of the
framework. Our experiments show how the combination of SysML, QP, and TBB help in making the multi-core
embedded system programming model-driven, easy, efficient, and effortless.
National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan.