High-Performance Embedded Computing - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780124105119, 9780124104884

High-Performance Embedded Computing

2nd Edition

Applications in Cyber-Physical Systems and Mobile Computing

Authors: Marilyn Wolf
eBook ISBN: 9780124104884
Paperback ISBN: 9780124105119
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 2nd April 2014
Page Count: 506
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High-Performance Embedded Computing, Second Edition, combines leading-edge research with practical guidance in a variety of embedded computing topics, including real-time systems, computer architecture, and low-power design. Author Marilyn Wolf presents a comprehensive survey of the state of the art, and guides you to achieve high levels of performance from  the embedded systems that bring these technologies together.

The book covers CPU design, operating systems, multiprocessor programs and architectures, and much more. Embedded computing is a key component of cyber-physical systems, which combine physical devices with computational resources for control and communication. This revised edition adds new content and examples of cyber-physical systems throughout the book, including design methodologies, scheduling, and wide-area CPS to illustrate the possibilities of these new systems.

Key Features

  • Revised and updated with coverage of recently developed consumer electronics architectures and models of computing
  • Includes new VLIW processors such as the TI Da Vinci, and CPU simulation
  • Learn model-based verification and middleware for embedded systems
  • Supplemental material includes lecture slides, labs, and additional resources


Professionals in high-performance and /or embedded computing; practitioners in cyber-physical systems, and students in graduate courses on these topics

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Chapter 1. Embedded Computing
    • 1.1. The landscape of high-performance embedded computing
    • 1.2. Cyber-physical systems and embedded computing
    • 1.3. Design methodologies
    • 1.4. Models of computation
    • 1.5. Reliability, safety, and security
    • 1.6. Consumer electronics architectures
    • 1.7. Summary and a look ahead
    • What we learned
    • Further reading
    • Questions
    • Lab exercises
  • Chapter 2. CPUs
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Comparing processors
    • 2.3. RISC processors and digital signal processors
    • 2.4. Parallel execution mechanisms
    • 2.5. Variable-performance CPU architectures
    • 2.6. Processor memory hierarchy
    • 2.7. Encoding and security
    • 2.8. CPU simulation
    • 2.9. Automated CPU design
    • 2.10. Summary
    • What we learned
    • Further reading
    • Questions
    • Lab exercises
  • Chapter 3. Programs
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Code generation and back-end compilation
    • 3.3. Memory-oriented optimizations
    • 3.4. Program performance analysis
    • 3.5. Models of computation and programming
    • 3.6. Summary
    • What we have learned
    • Further reading
    • Questions
    • Lab exercises
  • Chapter 4. Processes and Operating Systems
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Real-time process scheduling
    • 4.3. Languages and scheduling
    • 4.4. Operating system design
    • 4.5. Verification
    • 4.6. Summary
    • What we have learned
    • Further reading
    • Questions
    • Lab exercises
  • Chapter 5. Multiprocessor Architectures
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Why embedded multiprocessors?
    • 5.3. Multip


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About the Author

Marilyn Wolf

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


"This book’s goal is to provide a frame of reference for the burgeoning field of high performance embedded computing." - HPCMagazine.com, August 2014

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