Design and implementation of embedded software in an integrated software engineering environment

Veikko Seppänen

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A new comprehensive approach is proposed to support, in a systematic, production-oriented way, the software engineering activities commonly referred to as design, implementation and integration. This comprehensiveness is gained by creating a set of e-a-r based system representations and storing them in a software production database to form a unique framework for software engineers. Compared with the present state of Finnish embedded software production, target programs could be produced in a more mechanised manner from design representations in order to reduce the over emphasized implementation efforts currently needed and to increase product quality, productivity and consistency between the work results. The same techniques can be applied successfully to other software engineering representations. Since software engineering as a whole is a set of activities for creation and manipulation of system representations, specific tool function facilities integrated to the methodology utilised are developed to assist the software engineer. Modifiability, usability and support for reusable software are seen as fundamental requirements for the usage in production of the support system developed. Without utilising an advanced physical engineering environment these might, however, not be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages146
ISBN (Print)951-38-2529-9
Publication statusPublished - 1986
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports


  • software engineering
  • software engineering environment
  • software design
  • software implementation
  • programming environment
  • embedded systems


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