Real-Time Systems

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A real-time (RT) network is like a traditional computer network with one important difference: packets have deadlines. ``Real-time'' does not necessarily mean full motion video or audio for speech. It just means there are deadlines that must be honored. This is done at the LLC layer by scheduling transmission while taking queueing delay, blocking, and so on into account. When the LLC layer presents frames to a MAC layer for a wireless channel, the MAC layer has the difficult job of transmitting the frames by their deadlines on a random access channel. The papers below go into more (excruciating??) detail...



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