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Model to code generation of UML/SysML activity diagrams for ARM CortexM MCUs

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Model to code generation of UML/SysML activity diagrams for ARM CortexM MCUs

AskariHemmat, MohammadHossein (2015) Model to code generation of UML/SysML activity diagrams for ARM CortexM MCUs. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

The complexity in embedded systems has been increased in the last years. To overcome
the system complexity various methodologies have been presented. Both in industry
and academia, Model-Based design has been accepted to be the best solution to solve this
problem.
Model-Based Design is a technique for developing embedded system applications and
cyber-physical systems based on a hierarchy of reusable design blocks. SysML/UML activity
diagrams are widely used for the modelling and analysis of complex systems, and they
have become the de facto standard for software and embedded systems.
Previously in our group, we formalized SysML activity diagrams by developing a calculus
called New Activity Calculus (NuAC). In this work, we redefined NuAC terms to support
RTX (Keil Real-Time Operating System) and present an automated SysML/UML activity
diagram to RTX code generator, using mapping rules expressed in NuAC.
To achieve this goal, we proposed a set of mapping rules that were used in mapping a SysML/
UML activity diagram into a suitable code to be executed on ARM CortexM processor
family. To automate the process of code generation, we presented a JAVA application that
uses the proposed rules to automatically generate the RTX code from the input activity diagram
model.
To demonstrate the capability of the developed tool, we use it to implement a train control
algorithm on an ARM Cortex-M4 device. The implemented model is run on the target
platform and the correct functionality of the system is verified.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:AskariHemmat, MohammadHossein
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date:28 April 2015
Thesis Supervisor(s):Ait Mohamed, Otmane and Boukadoum, Mounir
ID Code:979988
Deposited By: MOHAMMAD HOSSEI ASKARI HEMMAT
Deposited On:09 Jul 2015 19:03
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:50
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