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Reduce development costs through software partitioning

Posted: 10 Jul 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:partitioning  software  control system 

Most industrial control systems used to have modest software requirements, typically made of a few thousand lines of source code. Now, however, an embedded control system may contain hundreds of thousands of source lines and employ dozens of software tasks, all of them contending for a limited amount of memory and CPU time.

Recently, the concept of partitioning has gained mindshare as a way to manage complex integration issues. This approach allows design teams to compartmentalise software into separate partitions and allocate a guaranteed portion of system resources to each partition.

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