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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitleSystem-level design of embedded applications by UML: the Wireless Meter Reading case
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMinosi, A., A. Martinola, S. Mankan, and M. Prevostini
Conference NameMSy2002 Workshop
Date PublishedOctober 3-4
Conference LocationWinterthur
Keywordsembedded applications, unified modeling language (UML), wireless meter reading

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a language for specifying, visualizing, constructing, and documenting the artifacts of software systems, as well as for business modeling and other non-software systems. The UML represents a collection of best engineering practices that have proven successful in the modeling of large and complex systems; it is interesting to envision its extension for specification and modeling of hardwaresoftware systems as well, since the first design phases, i.e. before hardware-software partitioning has been effected. This paper describes how UML has been used in the design of a wireless meter reading system consisting of hardware and software components.