A Holistic Approach in Embedded System Development

Bojan Nokovic
(McMaster University)
Emil Sekerinski
(McMaster University)

We present pState, a tool for developing "complex" embedded systems by integrating validation into the design process. The goal is to reduce validation time. To this end, qualitative and quantitative properties are specified in system models expressed as pCharts, an extended version of hierarchical state machines. These properties are specified in an intuitive way such that they can be written by engineers who are domain experts, without needing to be familiar with temporal logic. From the system model, executable code that preserves the verified properties is generated. The design is documented on the model and the documentation is passed as comments into the generated code. On the series of examples we illustrate how models and properties are specified using pState.

In Catherine Dubois, Paolo Masci and Dominique Méry: Proceedings Second International Workshop on Formal Integrated Development Environment (F-IDE 2015), Oslo, Norway, June 22, 2015, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 187, pp. 72–85.
Published: 14th August 2015.

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