Computers as Components - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780123884367, 9780123884428

Computers as Components

3rd Edition

Principles of Embedded Computing System Design

Authors: Marilyn Wolf
eBook ISBN: 9780123884428
Paperback ISBN: 9780123884367
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 9th May 2012
Page Count: 528
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Table of Contents

Dedication

Foreword to the First Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the Third Edition

Chapter 1. Embedded Computing

Chapter Points

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Complex Systems and Microprocessors

1.3 The Embedded System Design Process

1.4 Design Example: Model Train Controller

1.5 A Guided Tour of This Book

1.6 Summary

What we Learned

Further Reading

Chapter 2. Instruction Sets

Chapter Points

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Preliminaries

2.3 ARM Processor

2.4 PICmicro Mid-Range Family

2.5 TI C55x DSP

2.6 TI C64x

2.7 Summary

What we Learned

Further reading

Chapter 3. CPUs

Chapter Points

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Programming Input and Output

3.3 Supervisor Mode, Exceptions, and Traps

3.4 Co-Processors

3.5 Memory System Mechanisms

3.6 CPU Performance

3.7 CPU Power Consumption

3.8 Design Example: Data Compressor

3.9 Summary

What we Learned

Further reading

Chapter 4. Computing Platforms

Chapter Points

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Basic Computing Platforms

4.3 The CPU Bus

4.4 Memory Devices and Systems

4.5 Designing with Computing Platforms

4.6 Consumer Electronics Architecture

4.7 Platform-Level Performance Analysis

4.8 Design Example: Alarm Clock

4.9 Design Example: Audio Player

4.10 Summary

What we Learned

Further reading

Chapter 5. Program Design and Analysis

Chapter Points

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Components for Embedded Programs

5.3 Models of Programs

5.4 Assembly, Linking, and Loading

5.5 Compilation Techniques

5.6 Program-Level Performance Analysis

5.7 Software Performance Optimization

5.8 Program-Level Energy and Power Analysis and Optimization

5.9 Analysis and Optimization of Program Size

5.10 Program Validation and Testing

5.11 Design Example: Software Modem

5.12 Design Example: Digital Still Camera

5.13 Summary

What we Learned

Further reading

Chapter 6. Processes and Operating Systems

Chapter Points

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Multiple Tasks and Multiple Processes

6.3 Multirate Systems

6.4 Preemptive Real-Time Operating Systems

6.5 Priority-Based Scheduling

6.6 Interprocess Communication Mechanisms

6.7 Evaluating Operating System Performance

6.8 Power Optimization Strategies for Processes

6.9 Example Real-Time Operating Systems

6.10 Design Example: Telephone Answering Machine

6.11 Design Example: Engine Control Unit

6.12 Summary

What we Learned

Further reading

Chapter 7. System Design Techniques

Chapter Points

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Design Methodologies

7.3 Requirements Analysis

7.4 Specifications

7.5 System Analysis and Architecture Design

7.6 Quality Assurance

7.7 Summary

What we Learned

Further reading

Chapter 8. Networks and Multiprocessors

Chapter Points

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Why Networks and Multiprocessors?

8.3 Categories of Multiprocessors

8.4 Distributed Embedded Systems

8.5 MPSoCs and Shared Memory Multiprocessors

8.6 Design Example: Video Accelerator

8.7 Application Example: Compact Disc

8.8 Summary

Further Reading

Glossary

References

Index


Description

Computers as Components: Principles of Embedded Computing System Design, Third Edition, presents essential knowledge on embedded systems technology and techniques. Updated for today's embedded systems design methods, this volume features new examples including digital signal processing, multimedia, and cyber-physical systems. It also covers the latest processors from Texas Instruments, ARM, and Microchip Technology plus software, operating systems, networks, consumer devices, and more.

Like the previous editions, this textbook uses real processors to demonstrate both technology and techniques; shows readers how to apply principles to actual design practice; stresses necessary fundamentals that can be applied to evolving technologies; and helps readers gain facility to design large, complex embedded systems. Updates in this edition include: description of cyber-physical systems; exploration of the PIC and TI OMAP processors; high-level representations of systems using signal flow graphs; enhanced material on interprocess communication and buffering in operating systems; and design examples that include an audio player, digital camera, and cell phone. The author maintains a robust ancillary site at http://www.marilynwolf.us/CaC3e/index.html which includes a variety of support materials for instructors and students, including PowerPoint slides for each chapter; lab assignments developed for multiple systems including the ARM-based BeagleBoard computer; downloadable exercises solutions and source code; and links to resources and additional information on hardware, software, systems, and more.

This book will appeal to students in an embedded systems design course as well as to researchers and savvy professionals schooled in hardware or software design.

Key Features

  • Description of cyber-physical systems: physical systems with integrated computation to give new capabilities
  • Exploration of the PIC and TI OMAP multiprocessors
  • High-level representations of systems using signal flow graphs
  • Enhanced material on interprocess communication and buffering in operating systems
  • Design examples include an audio player, digital camera, cell phone, and more

Readership

Students in an embedded systems design course as well as researchers and savvy professionals schooled in hardware or software design.


Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Morgan Kaufmann 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
eBook ISBN:
9780123884428
Paperback ISBN:
9780123884367

Reviews

"Compared to other leading academic books on embedded systems, this book takes a more structural approach to the discipline…this book presents components in detail and then discusses how they can be integrated into a system, mainly through examples. This makes it suitable for students and practitioners without a strong background in computer architecture, as the book gently introduces the basics of the subject..." --Computing Reviews, February 21, 2013

"This update of the 2008 edition by Wayne Wolfe keeps pace with the growing prevalence of embedded processors, "systems-on-chips," in products ranging from automobiles and airplanes to alarm clocks and toys." --Reference and Research Book News, December 2012


About the Authors

Marilyn Wolf Author

Marilyn Wolf is Farmer Distinguished Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984, respectively. She was with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1989. She was on the faculty of Princeton University from 1989 to 2007. Her research interests included embedded computing, embedded video and computer vision, and VLSI systems. She has received the ASEE Terman Award and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM and an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core member.. She is the author of two successful Morgan Kaufmann textbooks on embedded systems: Computers as Components, Third Edition (2012; 4e under contract); and High-Performance Embedded Computing, Second Edition (2014).

Affiliations and Expertise

Farmer Distinguished Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA