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Building Parallel, Embedded, and Real-Time Applications with Ada

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  • 50 b/w illus. 140 exercises
  • Page extent: 388 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.91 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 004/.35
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QA76.73.A35 M375 2011
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Ada (Computer program language)
    • Parallel programming (Computer science)
    • Embedded computer systems--Programming
    • Real-time data processing
    • Multiprocessors--Programming

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521197168)

The arrival and popularity of multi-core processors has sparked a renewed interest in the development of parallel programs. Similarly, the availability of low-cost microprocessors and sensors has generated a great interest in embedded real-time programs. This book provides students and programmers whose backgrounds are in traditional sequential programming with the opportunity to expand their capabilities into parallel, embedded, real-time and distributed computing. It also addresses the theoretical foundation of real-time scheduling analysis, focusing on theory that is useful for actual applications. Written by award-winning educators at a level suitable for undergraduates and beginning graduate students, this book is the first truly entry-level textbook in the subject. Complete examples allow readers to understand the context in which a new concept is used, and enable them to build and run the examples, make changes, and observe the results.

• Material has been thoroughly class tested by the authors • Students will be able to apply the lessons learned with Ada to systems written in more complex languages • Covers the use of real tools and operating systems including Cheddar, MaRTE OS, RTEMS, ORK and the PolyORB middleware


1. Introduction and overview; 2. Sequential programming with Ada; 3. Task basics; 4. Communication and synchronization based on shared objects; 5. Communication and synchronization based on direct interaction; 6. Distributed systems with Ada; 7. Real-time systems and scheduling concepts; 8. Real-time programming with Ada; 9. Tools for building and verifying real-time applications; Index.


'By providing an extensive foundation for real-time and embedded systems programming, this book serves a much-needed role for both students and professional alike.' Patrick Rogers, AdaCore

'… very well-written … Building Parallel, Embedded, and Real-Time Applications with Ada is one of those volumes that makes you think, especially about the hard problems (like real-time, multitasking and multicore) facing the firmware world today. I recommend it.' Jack G. Ganssle,

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