Embedded Computing

Embedded Computing

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The fact that there are more embedded computers than general-purpose computers and that we are impacted by hundreds of them every day is no longer news. What is news is that their increasing performance requirements, complexity and capabilities demand a new approach to their design. Fisher, Faraboschi, and Young describe a new age of embedded computing design, in which the processor is central, making the approach radically distinct from contemporary practices of embedded systems design. They demonstrate why it is essential to take a computing-centric and system-design approach to the traditional elements of nonprogrammable components, peripherals, interconnects and buses. These elements must be unified in a system design with high-performance processor architectures, microarchitectures and compilers, and with the compilation tools, debuggers and simulators needed for application development. In this landmark text, the authors apply their expertise in highly interdisciplinary hardware/software development and VLIW processors to illustrate this change in embedded computing. VLIW architectures have long been a popular choice in embedded systems design, and while VLIW is a running theme throughout the book, embedded computing is the core topic. Embedded Computing examines both in a book filled with fact and opinion based on the authors many years of RaD experience. Am Complemented by a unique, professional-quality embedded tool-chain on the authors' website, http://www.vliw.org/book Am Combines technical depth with real-world experience Am Comprehensively explains the differences between general purpose computing systems and embedded systems at the hardware, software, tools and operating system levels. Am Uses concrete examples to explain and motivate the trade-offs.More specific architectures have less compiler support, and thus vendors fall back on libraries in order to live up to ... Many numerically oriented high- performance computers come with numerical libraries, such as BLAS (a ... and there the programmer can write new routines the compiler can do well with, as long as they dona#39;t have such a complex flow of ... Marshall Kirk McKusick, inventor of FFS and Berkeley UNIX guru, 1999 Licenses for third-party libraries vary greatly in structure.

Title:Embedded Computing
Author:Joseph A. Fisher, Paolo Faraboschi, Clifford Young
Publisher:Elsevier - 2005


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