Developing safety-critical distributed applications is a difficult challenge. A failure may cause important damages as loss of human life or mission’s failure. Such distributed applications must be designed and built with rigor. Reducing the tedious and error-prone development steps is required; we claim that automatic code generation is a natural solution. In order to ease the process of verification and certification, the user can use modeling languages to describe application critical aspects. In this paper we introduce the use of AST as a modeling language for Distributed Real-time Embedded (DRE) systems. Then we present our tool-suite
which allows automatic code generation from AST models. Finally, we present a comparison between
and traditional approaches.