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Software Requirements by Karl E Wiegers and Joy Beatty

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Chapter 26. Embedded and other real-time systems projects

Most of the requirements examples and discussions in the book so far have dealt with business information systems. The world is also full of products that use software to control hardware devices, broadly called embedded systems. Among countless examples are cell phones, television remote controls, kiosks of all sorts, Internet routers, and robot cars. We’ve often used the term system in this book as a colloquial synonym for product, application, or solution, to refer to whatever software-containing thing you’re building. In this chapter, though, system refers to a product that contains multiple, integrated software and hardware subsystems. The software that controls a real-time system ...

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