Date Added: Apr 2010
Multi-Processors Systems On Chip (MPSOC) platforms emerged in embedded systems as hardware solutions to support the continuously increasing functionality and performance demands in this domain. Such a platform has to execute a mix of applications with diverse performance and timing constraints, i.e., real-time or non-real-time, thus different application schedulers should co-exist on an MPSOC. Moreover, applications share many MPSOC resources, thus their timing depends on the arbitration at these resources. Arbitration may create inter-application dependencies, e.g., the timing of a low priority application depends on the timing of all higher priority ones.