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Computers as Components, Second Edition: Principles of Embedded Computing System Design (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)

Computers as Components, Second Edition: Principles of Embedded Computing System Design (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
Author: Wayne Wolf
ISBN 13: 9780123743978
ISBN 10: 123743974
Edition: 2
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Publication Date: 2008-06-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 544
List Price: $91.95

This book was the first to bring essential knowledge on embedded systems technology and techniques under a single cover. This second edition has been updated to the state-of-the-art by reworking and expanding performance analysis with more examples and exercises, and coverage of electronic systems now focuses on the latest applications. Researchers, students, and savvy professionals schooled in hardware or software design, will value Wayne Wolf's integrated engineering design approach.

The second edition gives a more comprehensive view of multiprocessors including VLIW and superscalar architectures as well as more detail about power consumption. There is also more advanced treatment of all the components of the system as well as in-depth coverage of networks, reconfigurable systems, hardware-software co-design, security, and program analysis. It presents an updated discussion of current industry development software including Linux and Windows CE. The new edition's case studies cover SHARC DSP with the TI C5000 and C6000 series, and real-world applications such as DVD players and cell phones.

* Uses real processors (ARM processor and TI C55x DSP) to demonstrate both technology and techniques...Shows readers how to apply principles to actual design practice.
* Covers all necessary topics with emphasis on actual design practice...Realistic introduction to the state-of-the-art for both students and practitioners.
* Stresses necessary fundamentals which can be applied to evolving technologies...helps readers gain facility to design large, complex embedded systems that actually work.


Most existing computers are embedded in intelligent devices and applications, not in desktop machines. This text/CD-ROM explains these systems and looks at the tools and methods needed for designing them. Coverage encompasses components, complex systems, and the system design process. Application examples focus on particular end-use applications and how they relate to embedded system design. Programming examples describe software designs. Design concepts are demonstrated using two real-world processors as ongoing case studies: the ARM processor and the SHARC digital signal processor. Lab exercises and homework problems are included. The CD-ROMs contain evaluation versions of the ARM Developer Suite and the VisualDSP for the SHARC DSP family of processors. Wolf teaches electrical engineering at Princeton University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)