Date of Award

1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Applied Sciences Honours

Faculty

Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering

First Advisor

Dr T.J. O'Neill

Abstract

Due to a lack of operating system (0/S) support, it is more difficult to develop programs for embedded systems than for workstations. For those developing on a low budget, the problem is often further compounded by the necessity of using inappropriate, 0/S dependent, compilers. This study attempts to ascertain those elements of a High Level Language (HLL) which are absolutely necessary and implementable to produce reliable, efficient, embedded programs without the benefit of a large budget. The study is based upon the Ada philosophy as the Ada language incorporates many desirable features for modelling real-world problems in terms of embedded solutions. By implication, the research provides a small step towards an increased availability of low cost tools to assist in the development of reliable and efficient code for use in medium performance embedded systems.

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