[26 May 2014] A bachelor student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis
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[31 May 2012] A masters student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis
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[27 February 2008] A masters student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis
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[03 March 2004] A masters student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis
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[01 Jul 2003] For second year in a row a masters student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis
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Master Thesis - Past Projects - Abstract
Dynamic application download and memory
management for an IP-based set-top box
This thesis covers the design and implementation of a dynamic application
download service and memory management for an IP-based set-top box.
A set-top box is a light weight computer with very limited resources. Since
it has no large persistent memory, such as a hard disk, the software has to
be downloaded at boot. The limited amount of memory (RAM) makes the desired
number of services (applications) not able to fit into the memory of the
The solution to this problem is to implement a dynamic application download
service together with a memory management. This would make it possible to
install and uninstall applications at runtime.
An automated, general solution was implemented. This resulted in a
relatively easy-administered dynamic application download process. It is
supported by memory management mechanisms, based on uninstalling the least
prioritized applications when free memory is needed.
Keywords: dynamic application download, memory management, set-top box
Author(s): Per Andersson
Contact: Simin Nadjm-Tehrani
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