TT Books written by Michael J. Pont (Founder of SafeTTy Systems)

The Engineering of Reliable Embedded Systems (Second Edition)

empty_spacePont, M.J. (2016) The Engineering of Reliable Embedded Systems (Second Edition), SafeTTy Systems. ISBN: 978-0-9930355-3-1.

Describes ‘second generation’ Time-Triggered (TT) software architectures.

‘ERES2’ describes professional solutions that enable developers to create TT software for products that can – where required – meet ‘SIL 3’ (and equivalent) requirements in industrial [IEC 61508], automotive [ISO 26262], aerospace [DO-178C], medical [IEC 62304], houshold [IEC 60730] and related sectors.

In order to illustrate how the TT techniques presented in ‘ERES2’ can be employed in practical designs, five detailed case studies are included.  These studies describe the development of embedded control and monitoring systems for the following products: an industrial alarm sounder unit (IEC 61508, SIL 2); a domestic washing machine (IEC 60730, Class B); a hospital radiotherapy machine (IEC 62304, Class C); a steering-column lock for a passenger car (ISO 26262, ASIL D); an aircraft jet engine (DO-178C, Level A).


Patterns for Time-Triggered Embedded Systems

Pont, M.J. (2001) Patterns for Time-Triggered Embedded Systems, Addison-Wesley. ISBN: 0-201-331381.

Describes ‘first generation’ Time-Triggered (TT) software architectures.

Since publication in 2001, TT designs from ‘PTTES’ been used in a large number of systems across the world.

For new designs (and all safety-related designs) we recommend that the ‘second generation techniques described in ‘ERES2‘ are employed in a TT system, but PTTES remains a useful reference text.

Full PDF copies of PTTES can be downloaded (free of charge) from the PTTES page.

Embedded C

Pont, M.J. (2002) Embedded C, Addison-Wesley. ISBN: 0-201-79523-X.

Provides an introduction to ‘first generation’ Time-Triggered (TT) software architectures.

‘EC’ is a popular “teach yourself” introduction to embedded systems and TT architectures.

No embedded hardware is required to complete the projects in this book (a processor simulator is included on the CD).