Multi-Core Embedded Systems , 1st Edition by Georgios Kornaros

By Georgios Kornaros

Information a real-world product that applies a state of the art multi-core structure more and more tough sleek applications—such as these utilized in telecommunications networking and real-time processing of audio, video, and multimedia streams—require a number of processors to accomplish computational functionality on the price of some giga-operations in keeping with moment. This necessity for pace and viable strength intake makes it most likely that the following new release of embedded processing platforms will comprise countless numbers of cores, whereas being more and more programmable, mixing processors and configurable in a power-efficient demeanour. Multi-Core Embedded structures offers various views that elucidate the technical demanding situations linked to such elevated integration of homogeneous (processors) and heterogeneous a number of cores. It deals an research that engineers and pros might want to comprehend the actual information of either software program and in embedded architectures, in addition to their barriers and strength for destiny progress. Discusses the on hand programming types unfold throughout assorted abstraction degrees The publication starts with an outline of the evolution of multiprocessor architectures for embedded functions and discusses options for independent energy administration of system-level parameters. It addresses using current open-source (and loose) instruments originating from a number of software domains—such as site visitors modeling, graph conception, parallel computing and community simulation. furthermore, the authors hide different vital subject matters linked to multi-core embedded platforms, comparable to: Architectures and interconnects Embedded layout methodologies Mapping of functions Programming paradigms and versions of computation persistent optimization and reliability matters functionality instruments and benchmarks source administration Multithreading Multi-core programming demanding situations Compiler and working process aid this can be a distinct dialogue of study at the interplay among multi-core structures, purposes and software program perspectives, and processor configuration and extension, which upload a brand new size to the matter house. The textual content bargains an invaluable evaluate of the main common commercial and domain-specific recommendations, supplying a number of examples of operating implementations.

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8 Myths and Realities . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Case Study: Realizing Customizable Multi-Core Designs . . 10 The Future: System Design with Customizable Architectures, Software, and Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . Review Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 57 58 60 62 63 63 Introduction Embedded system development seeks ever more efficient processors and new automation methodologies to match the increasingly complex requirements of modern embedded applications.

1 Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . Categorization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Customized Application-Specific On-Chip Interconnect Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . Configurable Processors and Instruction Set Synthesis . . . 1 Design Methodology for Processor Customization . . 2 Instruction Set Extension Techniques . . . . . 3 Application-Specific Memory-Aware Customization . 4 Customizing On-Chip Communication Interconnect . 5 Customization of MPSoCs .

The TriMedia processor connects to coprocessors such as the MPEG-2 decoder, image composer, video input processor, etc. through a TriMedia peripheral interconnect bus. A third bus, called the memory management interface bus, is used to connect the memory controller to all the logic blocks that need access to memory. Three bridges are provided to permit data transfers among the three buses. The authors present an interesting comparison between two possible implementations of the buses, namely, tri-state buses and point-topoint links.

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