Esterel

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Esterel

A distributed language for synchronous interaction of real-time systems with their environment. Uses explicit timing requests. Esterel programs are compiled into finite automata.

["The ESTEREL Programming Language and its Mathematical Semantics", G. Berry & L. Cosserat, TR 327, INRIA, 1984].
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The Esterel language and Esterel Studio have proven their ability to produce real-time control software embedded in small communication devices such as PDAs and smart phones.