Using a WCET Analysis Tool in Real-Time Systems Education

Samuel Petersson, Andreas Ermedahl, Anders Pettersson, Daniel Sundmark & Niklas Holsti
To reach a more widespread use, WCET analysis tools need to be a standard part in the education of embedded systems developers. Many real-time courses in academia use Lego Mindstorms, an off-the-shelf kit of Lego bricks for building and controlling small prototype robots. We describe work on porting the Bound-T WCET analysis tool to the Lego Mindstorms microprocessor; the Renesas H8/3292. We believe that this work will make students, and indirectly the industry of tomorrow,...