Embedded Systems and Software Validation
- Abhik Roychoudhury, M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Modern embedded systems require high performance, low cost and low power consumption. Such systems typically consist of a heterogeneous collection of processors, specialized memory subsystems, and partially programmable or fixed-function components. This heterogeneity, coupled with issues such as hardware/software partitioning, mapping, scheduling, etc., leads to a large number of design possibilities, making performance debugging and validation of such systems a difficult problem.
Embedded systems are used to control safety critical applications such as flight control, automotive electronics and healthcare monitoring. Clearly, developing reliable software/systems for such applications is of utmost importance. This book describes a host of debugging and verification methods which can help to achieve this goal.
Designers of Microprocessors and Systems-on-Chip (SOC), concerned with debugging and validation, at companies globally such as Microsoft, Honeywell, Intel, and many more