Trader (ESI)

Project information

Title: Television Related Architecture and Design to Enhance Reliability (TRADER)

URL: http://www.esi.nl/projects/trader

Start date: 01-09-2004

End date: 01-09-2009

Project description

Modern technical systems such as household goods, DVD players, PCs, medical X-ray imaging, printers, advanced car vehicles, and airplanes rely increasingly on software. Complex systems cannot be built without software accomplishing their integration. Embedded computer programs monitor the whole system and take care that the system accomplishes more than its parts would. In such software-intensive systems reliability is of prime importance.

The objective of the Trader project is to develop methods and tools for ensuring reliability of consumer electronic products. This should result in minimizing product failures that are exposed to the user. The project has the following goals:

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Ensure reliability by studying and show proof of concept of methods to be applied at design time, test time, and product run-time.

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Avoid user frustration by applying user-centric approaches. Ensure reliability not only in a single product, but also in a complete product line.

Digital television - as industrial project case

In the Trader project, we focus on the industrial sector of consumer electronic products, in particular on digital television. NXP (previously Philips Semiconductors) is the carrying industrial partner. Consumer products present the most stringent conditions due to the high emphasis on both cost-effectiveness and ease of use.

Participants from TRESE

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Mehmet Aksit

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Bedir Tekinerdogan

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Hasan Sozer

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Christian Hofmann

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Pablo Gomes Ludemir

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Somayeh Malakuti khah