A tool to assist in fine-tuning and debugging embedded real-time systems

  • Gaurav Arora
  • David B. Stewart
Refereed Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1474)


During the latter stages of a software product cycle, developers may be faced with the task of fine-tuning an embedded system that is not meeting all of its timing requirements. To aid in this process, we have created a tool called AFTER (Assist in Fine-Tuning Embedded Real-time systems) to help software designers fine-tune and debug their target real-time implementations. AFTER uses raw timing data collected from an embedded system, analyzes it by correlating the measured data with the system specifications, then provides a temporal image of the current implementation, highlighting actual and potential problems. AFTER is then used in an interactive predictor mode to help the developer fine-tune the application systematically.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaurav Arora
    • 1
  • David B. Stewart
    • 2
  1. 1.Broadcast Products DivisionHughes Network SystemsGermantownUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Institute for Advanced Computer StudiesUniversity of MarylandCollege Park

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