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Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

This Expert Guide gives you the techniques and technologies in embedded multicore to optimally design and implement your embedded system. Written by experts with a solutions focus, this encyclopedic reference gives you an indispensable aid to tackling the day-to-day problems when building and managing multicore embedded systems.

Following an embedded system design path from start to finish, our team of experts takes you from architecture, through hardware implementation to software programming and debug.

With this book you will learn:

• What motivates multicore

• The architectural options and tradeoffs; when to use what

• How to deal with the unique hardware challenges that multicore presents

• How to manage the software infrastructure in a multicore environment

• How to write effective multicore programs

• How to port legacy code into a multicore system and partition legacy software

• How to optimize both the system and software

• The particular challenges of debugging multicore hardware and software


Software architects and programmers, embedded system architects, hardware designers and engineers

Hardbound, 648 Pages

Published: March 2013

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-12-416018-7


  • "Moyer, an engineer, consultant, editor, and writer, brings together engineers and technology specialists from the US for 16 chapters that outline the techniques and technologies to build and optimize embedded multicore systems for desktop-style general computing and high-performance computing."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013
    "If you're going to be working on any aspect of multicore embedded system design-be it systems architecture, SoC development, or software programming-a newly published book titled Real World Multicore Embedded Systems will be an excellent guide."--Cadence Industry Insights Blog, August 25, 2013


  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Roadmap
    Chapter 2: The Promise and Challenges of Concurrency
    Chapter 3: Multicore Architectures
    Chapter 4: Memory Models for Embedded Multicore Architectures
    Chapter 5: Design Considerations for Multicore SoC Interconnections
    Chapter 6: Operating Systems in Multicore Platforms
    Chapter 7: System Virtualization in Multicore Systems
    Chapter 8: Communication and Synchronization Libraries
    Chapter 9: Programming Languages and tools (two-part chapter)
    Chapter 10: Partitioning Programs for Multicore Systems
    Chapter 11: Synchronization
    Chapter 12: Hardware Accelerators
    Chapter 13: Multicore Synchronization Hardware
    Chapter 14: Optimization
    Chapter 15: Bare-Metal Systems
    Chapter 16: Multicore Debug


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