On the tailoring of CAST-32A certification guidance to real COTS multicore architectures
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The use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) multicores in real-time industry is on the rise due to multicores' potential performance increase and energy reduction. Yet, the unpredictable impact on timing of contention in shared hardware resources challenges certification. Furthermore, most safety certification standards target single-core architectures and do not provide explicit guidance for multicore processors. Recently, however, CAST-32A has been presented providing guidance for software planning, development and verification in multicores. In this paper, from a theoretical level, we provide a detailed review of CAST-32A objectives and the difficulty of reaching them under current COTS multicore design trends; at experimental level, we assess the difficulties of the application of CAST-32A to a real multicore processor, the NXP P4080.
CitationAgirre, I. [et al.]. On the tailoring of CAST-32A certification guidance to real COTS multicore architectures. A: "Industrial Embedded Systems (SIES), 2017 12th IEEE International Symposium on". IEEE, 2018.
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