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changeable real-time environments – project is going further, saying: “It
is working to establish multicore technology in all relevant embedded
system domains. It is helping to develop a certifiable multicore processor
that is available for several performance classes. The project is looking
to establish the conditions to develop a system which is allowed, during
run time, to change composition and configuration so that there are
varying boundary conditions under real-time operations.”
Further work is going ahead on projects in the medical domain, and these
are especially relevant in critically sensitive areas such as brain surgery.
The association president outlined the work taking place to prepare the
conditions for making visible the results of medical investigations: “The
next step is to act on this. This means using the information to, for
instance, support surgeons carrying out brain surgery or even using it
for highly automated surgery where robots provide assistance. In this
case, medical practitioners have to trust that the information being used
is absolutely true and correct.
“That means there is a need to have high performance, high reliability,
and safety-critical computing power to generate the images and to then,
out of these images, deduce information to support the surgery, whether
it is carried out by a human doctor or an automated surgery arm.”
Meanwhile, Daembkes is confident of ARTEMIS’s success in other sectors,
too. He highlighted the association’s work in the energy domain as one
example. Efforts here will help contribute to developing stations for fast
recharging, setting the stage for the development of future solutions.
“In many areas we are making significant progress,” he said, “and we
are also learning how to better transfer the results in a shorter time to
application. That is also due to the learning process on the funding side;
the European Commission and the national authorities are now less
concerned when we become closer to an application.
association president told Portal, and ARTEMIS-
IA is learning how to rapidly transfer research
results into application.
Daembkes went on to detail a promising series
of projects that the association is continuing to
support. Reflecting on the establishment of the
CRitical sYSTem engineering AcceLeration
(CRYSTAL) project, he said: “A very difficult
phase of this project was the setting up of the
group of companies, as there were a lot of
competing companies in the software sector
involved. These are big suppliers of software,
or tool providers, as well as smaller ones, who
target the original equipment manufacturers
directly. Through CRYSTAL, they finally agreed
to work together and to work on interoperability
standards to allow the inception of thorough,
straight, seamless chains of tools.
“For the user they can configure various
elements and bring that into application. That
is a big success, and this project is still on-
going. A spin-off group is working on new
standards of interoperability and will come up
with a spin-off that will establish such
standards for design tool chains, especially for
safety-critical applications.”
Moving on to further efforts, Daembkes
continued: “Through our focus on safety and
secure implementations, we discovered that
one of the missing building blocks is the
certified multicore processor. A number of small
projects have been supported that analyse the
situation. For instance, they analyse the
properties of multicore processors which are
available on the market. One produced by
Infineon, as an example, is already used today
in automotive environments, yet research came
to the conclusion that for future applications,
with higher demands on certifiability, the
processing performance for avionic applications
is not sufficient. As a result, the avionic industry
defined the requirement for future multicore
processors, and this is now being picked up by
industry more widely.”
Follow-up projects will help to define the
conditions under which the development of
multicore processors can take place, and make
these processors useable in various applications.
Daembkes continued by detailing how the
EMC² – Embedded Multi-Core systems for
Mixed Criticality applications in dynamic and
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