On the Use of Context Information for Precise Measurement-Based Execution Time Estimation

Stefan Stattelmann & Florian Martin
The present paper investigates the influence of the execution history on the precision of measurement-based execution time estimates for embedded software. A new approach to timing analysis is presented which was designed to overcome the problems of existing static and dynamic methods. By partitioning the analyzed programs into easily traceable segments and by precisely controlling run-time measurements with on-chip tracing facilities, the new method is able to preserve information about the execution context of measured...