High-Performance Embedded Computing: Architectures, Applications, and Methodologies

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Over the past several years, embedded systems have emerged as an integral though unseen part of many consumer, industrial, and military devices. The explosive growth of these systems has resulted in embedded computing becoming an increasingly important discipline. The need for designers of high-performance, application-specific computing systems has never been greater, and many universities and colleges in the US and worldwide are now developing advanced courses to help prepare their students for careers in embedded computing. High-Performance Embedded Computing: Architectures, Applications, and Methodologies is the first book designed to address the needs of advanced students and industry professionals. Focusing on the unique complexities of embedded system design, the book provides a detailed look at advanced topics in the field, including multiprocessors, VLIW and superscalar architectures, and power consumption. Fundamental challenges in embedded computing are described, together with design methodologies and models of computation. HPEC provides an in-depth and advanced treatment of all the components of embedded systems, with discussions of the current developments in the field and numerous examples of real-world applications.

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"This book has much to contribute. More and more embedded devices are becoming available, with people walking around with cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players. The design and constraints of these devices is quite different from a generic computing system such as a laptop or desktop PC. This book provides an abundance of information on these basic design topics while also covering newer areas of research such as sensor networks and multiprocessors." - Mitch Theys, University of Illinois, Chicago "Developers getting into embedded design will find this book invaluable. Experienced developers wanting to check out the latest tech methodologies will find the book useful as well. Keeping abreast of this information is not an easy task, so it helps to have the insight Wolf provides." - William Wong, Electronic Design Online, November 1, 2006

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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.

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