A Mechanism for Data Interchange Between Embedded Software Sub-systems Developed using Heterogenous Modeling Domains

Padma Iyenghar, Benjamin Samson, Michael Spieker, Arne Noyer, Juergen Wuebbelmann, Clemens Westerkamp, Elke Pulvermueller

Abstract

In the domain of embedded systems, the complexities involved in embedded software development are being successfully addressed by the emerging field of model-based software development and testing. However, in embedded systems, the underlying embedded software is often expected to collaborate with various hardware, mechanical, electrical modules/technologies. To address this aspect of heterogeneity in embedded systems, practitioners of model-based embedded software engineering are required to use more than one modeling language. This is essential to address the multi-faceted design aspects/requirements of an embedded system. This paper elaborates on the existing data interchange and coupling mechanisms between embedded software sub-systems modeled using UML and Matlab/Simulink. While there are some existing coupling mechanisms for data exchange among heterogenous modeling domains, they are all not applicable to all real-time operating systems and/or limited to a few simulation studies. This paper addresses the aforementioned gaps and proposes a simple, generic methodology for data exchange between events (in UML domain) and signals (in Matlab/Simulink domain). The proposed approach is elaborated using a seesaw (real-word) embedded software system application scenario example. Initial prototype implementation of the proposed approach, experimental results and some future directions are outlined.

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Iyenghar P., Samson B., Spieker M., Noyer A., Wuebbelmann J., Westerkamp C. and Pulvermueller E. (2015). A Mechanism for Data Interchange Between Embedded Software Sub-systems Developed using Heterogenous Modeling Domains . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD, ISBN 978-989-758-083-3, pages 419-424. DOI: 10.5220/0005335604190424


in Bibtex Style

@conference{modelsward15,
author={Padma Iyenghar and Benjamin Samson and Michael Spieker and Arne Noyer and Juergen Wuebbelmann and Clemens Westerkamp and Elke Pulvermueller},
title={A Mechanism for Data Interchange Between Embedded Software Sub-systems Developed using Heterogenous Modeling Domains},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,},
year={2015},
pages={419-424},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005335604190424},
isbn={978-989-758-083-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,
TI - A Mechanism for Data Interchange Between Embedded Software Sub-systems Developed using Heterogenous Modeling Domains
SN - 978-989-758-083-3
AU - Iyenghar P.
AU - Samson B.
AU - Spieker M.
AU - Noyer A.
AU - Wuebbelmann J.
AU - Westerkamp C.
AU - Pulvermueller E.
PY - 2015
SP - 419
EP - 424
DO - 10.5220/0005335604190424