Modern embedded systems place high demands on the development of the associated software. They must meet real-time requirements, be integrable in networks and offer graphics for operating elements. The security of both data and function must be guaranteed and, if necessary, proven. And of course, the final product should be quickly available on the market and adaptable for the future.
The industry already provides tools and methods to meet these complex requirements. But the knowledge of how to use these tools in a meaningful and intertwining way is still insufficient. Session 2.5 at the embedded world Conference 2009 in Nuremberg will provide a remedy. Under the title "Safe and Secure Virtualization", the tool manufacturers Esterel Technologies, IBM Rational, SYSGO, Absint, Symtavision, aicas, Aonix and escrypt will offer a compact introduction to the tool-based development of complex embedded systems.
Some of these companies are working together to build an "inter-operable embedded systems toolchain for enhanced rapid design, prototyping and code generation", a project currently funded by the European Union under the title INTERESTED: www.interested-ip.eu (*).
The introduction to tool-based development methods is preceded by two academic lectures on the conceptual requirements for secure software and the technical foundations of real-time virtualisation platforms. Thus, participants of Session 2.5 at the embedded world Conference will learn in a single day under which conditions and with which concepts and tools the development of complex embedded systems is successful.
(*) The relevance of tools for the development of safe embedded systems is confirmed by the funding of the SCARLETT (safety critical development) and TECOM (trusted computing) projects by the EU.