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Modeling and Analysis Suite for Real-Time Applications

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MAST 1.4.2.0 is now available!

Introduction

MAST is an open-source suite of tools to perform schedulability analysis of real-time distributed systems that assesses a rich variety of timing requirements. Via sensitivity analysis, you will know how far or close the system is from meeting those requirements. MAST uses a versatile and composable input model for the real-time behavior of the modules and platforms that form your system.

MAST is distributed under a GPL free software license. For commercial inquiries related to other licenses please contact us.

MAST Tools

A complete set of solutions

From analysis to design and optimization MAST provides a complete set of solutions matching the timing characteristics of the most widely used real-time programming paradigms. Real-time modeling and timing behavior analysis for platforms like Ada, POSIX, or IMA, among many others, are accurately supported in a reusable and efficient way.

Model-based integration

MAST input and output models are fully described by meta-models that enable the integration of tools in a model-driven engineering tool chain compliant with the MARTE industry standard. Design space exploration is aided by monitoring the slacks and launching the tools in a model-based engineering environment. From standard UML/MARTE annotated models to analysis and back.

Make the most of your real-time distributed platform

MAST boosts your distributed platform utilization and identifies bottlenecks by performing sensitivity analysis with the least pessimistic available techniques. Besides the utilizations of the CPUs and networks it reports slacks, which are the percentages by which the execution times of all involved operations may grow while keeping the system schedulable, or should decrease to achieve success.

A fully design-oriented tool

The tools provided in MAST are fast enough to help the designer in the exploration of design alternatives by bringing back useful feedback on the capacities of the system to keep up with more workload, or on the identification of the bottlenecks that tell the designer how much and where to cut in order to reach schedulability.

Application domains

MAST has been successfully exploited in embedded applications across the most demanding real-time systems domains spanning from industrial controllers, telecommunications, automotive, avionics and space.

UML Design environments

The MAST model can be used in a UML design environment to design real-time applications,  representing the real-time behavior and requirements together with the design information, and allowing an automatic schedulability analysis. Please visit MAST-UML for additional information on this topic.

News

MAST 1.4.2.0 is now available. The main elements introduced by this version with respect to MAST 1.4.1.0 are:

For a more detailed description of the changes introduced please see mast-status.txt.

Goto the downloading section.

MAST model

At the heart of the MAST tool suite lies the MAST model, which describes the timing behavior of a real-time application. The first version of this model (MAST-1) is the one used by the schedulability analysis tools. We are currently evolving into MAST-2, the second version of our model. In this section we describe some important characteristics of both models.

MAST-1

The MAST model includes an important feature whose support in the schedulability analysis is still under development. It is the possibility of having multipath end-to-end flows where tasks may be activated with the arrival of several events, or may generate several events at their output. Support for join and fork modeling elements is expected to be implemented in the next version.

MAST-2

The MAST-2 model includes all the elements available in MAST-1 but changes some of its names to align them with the MARTE UML profile for real-time embedded systems. In addition, it includes the following new modeling elements:

A metamodel of the MAST-2 model can be found here.

Available tools

The MAST toolset includes the following tools:

MAST tools

An Event-driven simulation tool is available for MAST-2: JSimMAST is able to simulate the temporal behavior of real-time systems and is a very interesting complement to the worst-case schedulability analysis tools because it can provide average-case response times and other performance metrics.

An older version of the MAST simulator, only for version 1.2.2 of MAST, is still available from the SIM-MAST page.

Documents

The following documents describing the MAST environment are available:

Downloading

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Binary distributions

Source Code