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Software Architectures and Embedded Systems: A Match Made in Heaven?
September/October 2005 (vol. 22 no. 5)
pp. 83-86
Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern California
The increased demand for software applications is outpacing our ability to produce them in terms of both their sheer numbers and their sophistication. Software researchers and practitioners, in an attempt to meet this demand, have created a diverse body of techniques, some of which might prove effective in the embedded systems context. However, the manner and extent to which we must adapt those techniques to deal with highly distributed, heterogeneous, mobile, embedded environments remain largely unexplored. One area from which we might gain leverage in the ubiquitous and embedded systems domain is software architecture. Here the author draws general distinctions between "traditional" software architectures and those targeted at embedded systems.
Index Terms:
embedded systems, software architectures
Citation:
Nenad Medvidovic, "Software Architectures and Embedded Systems: A Match Made in Heaven?," IEEE Software, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 83-86, Sept.-Oct. 2005, doi:10.1109/MS.2005.136
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