Wolf and Jerraya have struck a delicate balance in the presentation of a specialized body of knowledge that is highly detailed and topic-specific, yet sufficiently wide-ranging to reflect the overall concept of an MPSOC as the next logical step in integrated complex system design. The text provides an eminently accessible and practical view of the issues associated with this emerging and important area of endeavor.
-Daniel Phillips, Rochester Institute of Technology
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.
Editors Wayne Wolf and Ahmed Jerraya have selected a group of internationally recognized experts to address these needs and other critical challenges faced by the MPSOC designer. They focus on multiprocessor architectures, processors, operating systems, compilers, methodologies, and synthesis algorithms, and examine telecommunications and multimedia applications to consider design tradeoffs and design decisions.
*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
About the Author
Wayne Wolf received the BS, MS, PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984, respectively. He was with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 through 1989. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University in 1989, where he is now a professor. His research interests include hardware/software co-design and embedded computing, multimedia computing systems, and video libraries. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the ACM and SPIE. He is author of Computers as Components: Principles of Embedded Computing System Design and Modern VLSI Design: A Systems Approach. Also, he is co-series editor of the new Morgan Kaufmann Series in Systems on Silicon.
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