Real-Time Design Patterns Help Embedded Engineers with UML

9/30/2002 - Real-Time Design Patterns: Robust Scalable Architecture for Real-Time Systems, the latest book published by I-Logix' chief evangelist Dr. Bruce Powel Douglass, is gaining worldwide attention. The book provides engineers with a how-to approach for creating scalable architectures for robust, high-reliability applications based on the Unified Modeling Language (UMLTM). The book outlines the ease of developing UML-based real-time applications using products such as I-Logix' Rhapsody® — the fastest growing visual application development platform for embedded, real-time software development.

In the book, published by Addison-Wesley, Dr. Douglass' extensive expertise in embedded real-time software development provides embedded software engineers with the means to successfully develop robust scalable architectures using design patterns for real-time applications with UML. This is the third book that Douglass has published focusing on software development with UML, exemplifying his commitment to publishing state-of-the-art advances in software development that software developers can practically apply to their own system designs. The first two books, Real-Time UML: Developing Efficient Objects for Embedded Systems and Doing Hard Time: Developing Real-Time Systems with UML, Objects, Frameworks and Patterns, have received praise from practitioners world-wide.

"Real-Time Design Patterns introduces design patterns for the creation of robust architectures for systems that scale from small, single processor systems to large, distributed control networks," said Douglass. "Architecture is divided into several different areas - subsystem organization, distribution, concurrency, memory management, resource management policies, safety and reliability - and the book provides patterns for each of these areas, along with their pros and cons, implementation strategies and examples."

"Bruce continues to play a critical role in the development of the real-time components of UML and is considered the leading methodologist in the field of real-time systems development," said Gene Robinson, I-Logix' president and CEO. "This is the third book he has written for embedded software developers, and the content continues to expand on how to do real-time, embedded systems development with UML. Dr. Douglass' vast process knowledge and hands-on experience coupled with Rhapsody, the market leading visual application development platform, enables I-Logix to provide an effective and unique total solution to its customers."

Douglass, with over 20 years of experience as a software developer, is a well-known speaker and author in the area of real-time embedded systems. Dr. Douglass is the chief evangelist for I-Logix. He is working closely with the Object Management Group on the specification of UML and is member of the Advisory Board of the Embedded Systems Conference. Douglass is a popular speaker and lecturer on such subjects as real-time object-oriented analysis and design, software estimation and scheduling, communications protocols, finite state machines, and safety-critical systems design.

Douglass' book is available at well-known bookstores around the country as well as on the Addison-Wesley and web sites.

About I-Logix
Founded in 1987, I-Logix is a venture backed software company that provides enterprise solutions for real-time embedded applications development in the growing pervasive computing market. I-Logix solutions significantly compress systems and software development cycles while improving product quality. These products allow engineers to graphically model the behavior and functionality of their embedded systems, analyze and validate the system and automatically generate production quality code in a variety of languages. I-Logix uniquely integrates and associates the entire design flow from concept to code across an enterprise using both conventional and collaborative Web-enabled technology. I-Logix is a member of the Object Management GroupTM (OMGTM), the Bluetooth SIG, the International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE), a founding member of the Embedded Linux Consortium and a co-author of the Unified Modeling LanguageTM (UMLTM). I-Logix is backed by Phillips Ventures BV, Needham Capital Partners, ABS Ventures, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Gilde Investments, One Liberty Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners. The company is headquartered in Andover, Mass., and has sales offices and distributors throughout the USA, Europe and the Far East.

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