April 18-19, 2018Boston, MABoston Convention and Exhibition Center

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Really Real-Time Systems


Jack Ganssle (Principal Consultant, TGG)

Location: 107C

Date: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 3:00pm - 3:45pm

Pass type: Conference (Paid) - Get your pass now!

Conference Track: Embedded Software Design & Verification

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: N/A

Most smaller embedded systems meet their real time requirements only by luck. We have few techniques that help us design a system that will be timely and predictable. This session will show you practical (no UML, no academic proofs) ways to include time in your design, to help you produce a system that meets its deadlines, rather than beating a slow system into submission late in the debug stage. We'll examine the real speeds of common C constructs on various CPUs, as well as faster alternatives to some compiler-supplied library routines. We'll also examine some of the hype around multicore processors.


Attendees will learn to structure code to meet performance requirements.