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Altreonic joins Artemis CRAFTERS project


By eric.verhulst - Posted on 27 June 2012

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Altreonic is partner in a new Artemis EU project, whose Kick-Off meeting was held in Kopenhagen on 13 to 15 June 2012.  Called CRAFTERS (ConstRaint and Application driven Framework for Tailoring Embedded Real-time Systems) it brings together 26 partners covering from EDA vendors, semiconductor designers and manufacturers, software tool vendors, industrial users as well as academia.

Altreonic's product range and roadmap is fully in line addressing the CRAFTERS challenges and will focus on extending OpenComRTOS Designer with dynamic resource scheduling capabilities. Given the abundancy of hardware resources on modern multicore chips, research is focusing on dynamic resource scheduling, whereby a resource is not just CPU time but can also be any of the hardware capabilities. This is using an extended version of the distributed priority inheritance algorithm in OpenComRTOS. The work includes interfacing with other third party tools and defining requirements for the hardware.

For the interested reader, hereby a summary taken from the project proposal.

ICT-based service and product innovation is curtailed by the growing vertical chain of dependence on poorly interoperable proprietary technologies in Europe. This issue was identified to have high impact on European innovation productivity by the Report of the Independent Expert Group on R&D and Innovation, commonly known as the Aho-report. The report demanded incentives for the convergence of shared technologies and markets as a remedy. Actions creating standardized, commercially exploitable yet widely accessible ecosystems in European priority areas should be publicly supported. Real-time applications for heterogeneous, networked, embedded many-core systems suffer from the lack of trusted pathways to system realization and application deployment. Service and product development efforts are high with many uncertainties discouraging such ventures. This project brings to bear a holistically designed ecosystem from application to silicon. The ecosystem is realized as a tightly integrated multi-vendor solution and tool chain complementing existing standards. As direct effects of the project results 30% reduction of the total cost of ownership, 50% shorter time-to-market, and 30% decrease of the number of development assets are expected. Marketable lead applications driving ecosystem development and benchmarking on the fields of industrial & intelligent transport systems, video & image processing, and wireless communications are produced. Key challenges include guaranteeing secure, reliable, and timely operation, back-annotation based forward system governance, Tool-tool, tool-middleware, and middleware-hardware exchange interfaces, and energy management with minimal run-time overhead.