Computers as Components: Principles of Embedded Computing System Design / Edition 2

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Overview

This book was the first to bring essential knowledge on embedded systems technology and techniques under a single cover. This second edition has been updated to the state-of-the-art by reworking and expanding performance analysis with more examples and exercises, and coverage of electronic systems now focuses on the latest applications. Researchers, students, and savvy professionals schooled in hardware or software design, will value Wayne Wolf's integrated engineering design approach.

The second edition gives a more comprehensive view of multiprocessors including VLIW and superscalar architectures as well as more detail about power consumption. There is also more advanced treatment of all the components of the system as well as in-depth coverage of networks, reconfigurable systems, hardware-software co-design, security, and program analysis. It presents an updated discussion of current industry development software including Linux and Windows CE. The new edition's case studies cover SHARC DSP with the TI C5000 and C6000 series, and real-world applications such as DVD players and cell phones.

* Uses real processors (ARM processor and TI C55x DSP) to demonstrate both technology and techniques...Shows readers how to apply principles to actual design practice.
* Covers all necessary topics with emphasis on actual design practice...Realistic introduction to the state-of-the-art for both students and practitioners.
* Stresses necessary fundamentals which can be applied to evolving technologies...helps readers gain facility to design large, complex embedded systems that actually work.

The vast majority of existing computers are embedded in the myriad of intelligent devices and applications-not in desktop machines. We are witnessing the emergence of a new discipline with its own principles, constraints, and design processes.

Computers as Components is the first book to teach this new discipline. It unravels the complexity of these systems and the tools and methods necessary for designing them. Researchers, students, and savvy professionals, schooled in hardware or software, will value the integrated engineering design approach to this fast emerging field. Demonstrates concepts and techniques using two powerful real-world processors as case studies throughout the book: the ARM processor and the SHARC DSP (digital signal processor).

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is a good textbookfor any introductory course in embedded systems design, and it can also serve in a more advanced capacity.[...] If you need to teach a course on embedded systems, or if you just want to learn on your own, I recommend taking a good look at this text."--Grant Martin, "Teaching someone to fish," IEEE Design and Test of Computers, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 106-107, Sep./Oct. 2009

From The Critics
Most existing computers are embedded in intelligent devices and applications, not in desktop machines. This text/CD-ROM explains these systems and looks at the tools and methods needed for designing them. Coverage encompasses components, complex systems, and the system design process. Application examples focus on particular end-use applications and how they relate to embedded system design. Programming examples describe software designs. Design concepts are demonstrated using two real-world processors as ongoing case studies: the ARM processor and the SHARC digital signal processor. Lab exercises and homework problems are included. The CD-ROMs contain evaluation versions of the ARM Developer Suite and the VisualDSP for the SHARC DSP family of processors. Wolf teaches electrical engineering at Princeton University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Wayne Wolf is Professor, Rhesea “Ray” P. Farmer Distinguished Chair in Embedded
Computing, and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of
Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech, he was with Princeton University and AT&T
Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is well known for his research in the areas of hardware/software co-design, embedded computing, VLSI CAD, and multimedia computing systems. He is a fellow of the IEEE and ACM. He co-founded several conferences in the area, including CODES, MPSoC, and Embedded Systems Week. He was founding co-editor-in-chief of Design Automation for Embedded Systems and founding editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. He has received the ASEE Frederick E. Terman Award and the IEEE Circuits and Society Education Award. He is also series editor of the Morgan Kaufmann Series in Systems on
Silicon.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreward
Contents
List of Examples
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
Preface
Chapter 1 Embedded Computing
Chapter 2 Instruction Sets
Chapter 3 CPU's
Chapter 4 Bus-Based Computer Systems
Chapter 5 Program Design and Analysis
Chapter 6 Processes and operating Systems
Chapter 7 Hardware Accelerators
Chapter 8 Networks
Chapter 9 System Design Techniques
Appendix A UML Notations
Appendix B Notes on Hardware Design
Glossary
References
Index
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