BY H. KOPETZ A real-time computer system must provide the intended service in two di- mensions: the functional (value) dimension and the temporal dimension. The verification of a real-time system implementation is thus necessarily more com- plex than the verification of a n-real-time system which has to be checked in the value dimension only. Since the formal verification techniques of temporal properties have t yet matured to the point where these techniques can be used in practical system development, systematic design and testing are the only alternatives for the development of dependable real-time systems. At present, up to and more than fifty percent of the development eff'ort of complex real-time computer systems is spent on testing. The test activities are thus a significant cost element in any real-time system project. The attack on this cost element has to proceed from two fronts: the design for testability and the development of a systematic test methodology supported by an appropriate tool set. This book covers both of these topics.
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Date of Publication
Computing: Professional & Programming
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science