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.
Wayne Wolf received the BS, MS, PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984, respectively. He was with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 through 1989. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University in 1989, where he is now a professor. His research interests include hardware/software co-design and embedded computing, multimedia computing systems, and video libraries. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the ACM and SPIE. He is author of Computers as Components: Principles of Embedded Computing System Design and Modern VLSI Design: A Systems Approach. Also, he is co-series editor of the new Morgan Kaufmann Series in Systems on Silicon.
Chapter 1 - Embedded Computing
Chapter 2 - Instruction Sets
Chapter 3 - CPUs
Chapter 4 - The Embedded Computing Platform
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
This book will prove invaluable as a means for acquiring knowledge in this important and newly emerging field. It will also serve as a reference in actual design practice and be a trusted companion in the design adventures ahead. Â From the foreword by Lynn Conway, Professor Emerita, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan This book is the first to bring embedded systems technology and techniques together under a single cover. The author provides a practical overview of the many interrelated issues that must be addressed during the complete design cycle of an embedded computer system. Â Randolph E. Harr, Director of Research, Advanced Technology Group (ATG), Synopsys, Inc.
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