|Title: A compiler framework for the reduction of worst-case execution times.|
|Written by: Heiko Falk and Paul Lokuciejewski|
|in: <em>the International Journal of Time-Critical Computing Systems (Real-Time Systems)</em>. October (2010).|
|Volume: <strong>46</strong>. Number: (2),|
|on pages: 251-300|
|how published: 10-25 FaLo10 RTS|
Note: hfalk, ESD, WCC
Abstract: The current practice to design software for real-time systems is tedious. There is almost no tool support that assists the designer in automatically deriving safe bounds of the worst-case execution time (WCET) of a system during code generation and in systematically optimizing code to reduce WCET.<br /> This article presents concepts and infrastructures for WCET-aware code generation and optimization techniques for WCET reduction. All together, they help to obtain code explicitly optimized for its worst-case timing, to automate large parts of the real-time software design flow, and to reduce costs of a real-time system by allowing to use tailored hardware.