Deterministic Java in tiny embedded systems
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Fourth IEEE International Symposium on Object-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing, 2001. ISORC - 2001. Proceedings.
Förlag: IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
As embedded systems become more and more complex, and the time to market becomes shorter, there is a need in the embedded systems community to find better programming languages that let the programmers develop correct code faster. The programming languages used today, typically C and/or Assemblers, are just too error-prone. The Java technology has therefore gained a lot of interest from developers of embedded systems in the last few years. We propose an approach based on compiling Java into native machine code via C as an intermediate language. The C code generation process should also add close interaction with a fully pre-emptive incremental garbage collector and a small and efficient real time kernel. Tests performed on a small 8-bit microprocessor show that it is possible to use a modern object oriented language with automatic memory management, such as Java, and yet generate fully predictable code that can be run in very small devices with severe memory constraints.
- Computer Science
- ISBN: 0-7695-1089-2