Modern system-on-chip (SoC) design shows a clear trend toward integration of multiple processor cores on a single chip. Designing a multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSOC) requires an understanding of the various design styles and techniques used in the multiprocessor. Understanding the application area of the MPSOC is also critical to making proper tradeoffs and design decisions. Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chips covers both design techniques and applications for MPSOCs. Design topics include multiprocessor architectures, processors, operating systems, compilers, methodologies, and synthesis algorithms, and application areas covered include telecommunications and multimedia. The majority of the chapters were collected from presentations made at the International Workshop on Application-Specific Multi-Processor SoC held over the past two years. The workshop assembled internationally recognized speakers on the range of topics relevant to MPSOCs. After having refined their material at the workshop, the speakers are now writing chapters and the editors are fashioning them into a unified book by making connections between chapters and developing common terminology.

Key Features

*Examines several different architectures and the constraints imposed on them *Discusses scheduling, real-time operating systems, and compilers *Analyzes design trade-off and decisions in telecommunications and multimedia applications


System designers and CAD tool engineers. Graduate students and researchers working in the SoC domain.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 1. The What, Why, and How of MPSoCs* Part I. Hardware 2. Techniques for Designing energy-Aware MPSoCs* 3. Networks on Chips*4. Architecture of Embedded Microprocessors* 5. Performance and Flexibility for Multiple-Processor SoC Design*6. MPSOC Performance Modeling and Analysis*7. Design of Communication Architectures for High-Performance and Energy Efficient System-on-Chips* 8. Design space exploration of on-chip networks* Part II. Software 9. Memory Systems and Compiler Support fo MPSoC Architectures*10. A SystemC-Based Abstract Real-Time Operating System Model for Multiprocessor System-on-Chip*11.Cost-Efficient Mapping of Dynamic Concurrent Tasks in Embedded Real-Time Multimedia Systems*12. ILP-Based Resource-Aware Compilation* Part III. Methodologies and Applications 13. Component-Based Design for Multiprocessor System-on-chip*15. Models of Computation for Systems-on-Chips* 16. Metropolis: A Design Envrionemnet for Heterogenous Systems* Glossary*Bibliography*Contributors


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About the editors

Ahmed Jerraya

Affiliations and Expertise

TIMA Laboratory, Grenoble, France

Wayne Wolf

Wayne Wolf is Professor, Rhesea “Ray” P. Farmer Distinguished Chair in Embedded Computing, and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech, he was with Princeton University and AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is well known for his research in the areas of hardware/software co-design, embedded computing, VLSI CAD, and multimedia computing systems. He is a fellow of the IEEE and ACM. He co-founded several conferences in the area, including CODES, MPSoC, and Embedded Systems Week. He was founding co-editor-in-chief of Design Automation for Embedded Systems and founding editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. He has received the ASEE Frederick E. Terman Award and the IEEE Circuits and Society Education Award. He is also series editor of the Morgan Kaufmann Series in Systems on Silicon.

Affiliations and Expertise

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA