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Integrated Middleware for Real-Time Device Drivers on Windows

윈도우즈 상에서 실시간 디바이스 드라이버를 위한 통합 미들웨어

  • 조아라 (충남대학교 컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 송창인 (충남대학교 컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 이철훈 (충남대학교 컴퓨터공학과)
  • Received : 2013.01.02
  • Accepted : 2013.02.18
  • Published : 2013.03.28

Abstract

For the case of test equipments requiring data accuracy, real-time is highly required in acceptance test for performance evaluation of developed weapons. For convenience' sake, test equipments are usually developed using Windows. However Windows does not support real-time in itself. Thus, in this paper, so as to reduce development time and expenses, we design and implement an integrated middleware for real-time device drivers using RTiK-MP. Using DLL, we also support user API's for the sake of development convenience without details of the complex RTiK-MP structure. We evaluate the performance of the proposed integrated middleware using the RDTSC command which returns the number of CPU clock ticks. The evaluation results show that it operates correctly within error ranges in the periods of 1ms and 4ms for the cases of TCP/IP and RS-232, respectively.

Keywords

Windows Systems;Real-Time Communication;RTiK-MP;TCP/IP LAN;RS-232

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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