The In-System Configuration Handbook: A Designer's Guide to ISC / Edition 1

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Overview

Programmable logic radically changed the electronic system design landscape. It reduced board space needed for random logic, state machines and system interfaces. It allowed faster design cycles, made easy late term bug fixes and gave designers greater freedom to experiment and prototype. In-system programming of these devices has had a similar revolutionary effect. The ability to change the programmed content of programmable logic while it is on the board is equivalent to being able to redesign all the hardware - without changing a single component. This allows the possibility of providing field upgrades of your product to fix problems or to introduce new functionality. It allows designing in reconfiguration as an essential function of your system with different capabilities swapped in as needed during run-time. Further it allows storage of different product profiles for retrieval as necessary to allow just-in-time configuration of systems to meet market needs. Recent developments in programmable logic have helped in making reconfigurable systems more streamlined. The most significant development, though, was the introduction, approval and popularization of IEEE STD 1532, the IEEE Standard for In-System Configuration of Programmable Devices. While focusing on IEEE STD 1532, this book surveys all the available techniques and products that ease developing in-system configurable applications. In addition, The In-System Configuration Handbook: A Designer's Guide to ISC provides design considerations and rules-of-thumb to ensure the functionality you want will work. The purpose of this text is to bring together, in a single volume, the information needed by systems designers to develop applications that include configurability. This covers the entire range of systems from the simplest implementations that merely include configurable logic to realize system functions to the most complicated that include reconfigurability as part of th

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402076558
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 201
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

1: A Brief History of In-System Configuration.- Chapter2: Configurable Device Architectures.- 3: In-System Configuration Technologies.- 4: Configuration Description and Specification Languages – Configuration Data Specification.- 5: Configuration Description And Specification Languages - Configuration Algorithm with Data Specifications.- 6: Configuration Description and Specification Languages - Separated Configuration Algorithm and Data Specifications.- 7: Configuration Specification and Description Languages - IEEE Standard.- 8: The IEEE STD 1532 Compliant Device.- 9: Design Considerations for In-System Configurable Systems.- 10: In-System Configuration-Based Platforms.- 11: Designing In-System Configurable Applications.- 12: Conclusion.- References.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2003

    An Excellent Applications Guide for ISC

    This text provides a great overview and guide to the many applications that can benefit from in-system configuration (also known as in-system programming and on-board programming). It details the recent IEEE Std 1532 and supplies a deeper analysis of the implications and utility of it. I recommend this book heartily to electronic systems designers using programmable logic devices of all sorts.

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