Faculty Publications

Title

A practical comparison between Java and Ada in implementing a real-time embedded system

Document Type

Conference

Keywords

Ada, Concurrency, Conditional synchronization, Drivers, Embedded systems, Java, Memory management, Object-oriented programming, Package elaboration, Performance, Priority inversion, Real-time systems, Scheduling

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Proceedings of the ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference; SIGAda

First Page

71

Last Page

83

Abstract

This paper presents a student's observations from an undergraduate research project that explored using Java to implement the software for a real-time embedded system that was originally implemented in a university-level real-time systems course using Ada 95. It briefly gives an overview of the project, the decision made concerning which Java virtual machine to use, and how that virtual machine performed in the real-time environment. It then goes into detail about the merits and drawbacks of using Java to implement real-time and embedded systems such as this one and how using Java to implement them compares with using Ada. Copyright 2003 ACM.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2003

DOI of published version

10.1145/958420.958431

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