Designing Embedded Processors

A Low Power Perspective

  • Jörg Henkel
  • Sri Parameswaran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Application Specific Embedded Processors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jörg Henkel, Sri Parameswaran, Newton Cheung
      Pages 3-23
    3. Bita Gorjiara, Mehrdad Reshadi, Daniel Gajski
      Pages 25-50
    4. Jong-Eun Lee, Kiyoung Choi, Nikil D. Dutt
      Pages 51-64
    5. Fei Sun, Srivaths Ravi, Anand Raghunathan, Niraj K. Jha
      Pages 65-95
    6. Sri Parameswaran, Jörg Henkel, Andhi Janapsatya, Talal Bonny, Aleksandar Ignjatovic
      Pages 97-128
  3. Embedded Memories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Erik Brockmeyer, Bart Durinck, Henk Corporaal, Francky Catthoor
      Pages 157-190
  4. Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Xiaobo Sharon Hu, Gang Quan
      Pages 219-229
    3. Gang Quan, Xiaobo Sharon Hu
      Pages 231-242
    4. Padmanabhan S. Pillai, Kang G. Shin
      Pages 243-258
    5. Alexandru Andrei, Petru Eles, Zebo Peng, Marcus Schmitz, Bashir M. Al-Hashimi
      Pages 259-284
  5. Compiler Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Chung-Hsing Hsu, Ulrich Kremer
      Pages 305-323
    3. Feihui Li, Guangyu Chen, Mahmut Kandemir, Mustafa Karakoy
      Pages 325-345
    4. Zhiyuan Li, Cheng Wang
      Pages 347-370
  6. Multi-Processors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Karam S. Chatha, Krishnan Srinivasan
      Pages 391-422
  7. Reconfigurable Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Reiner Hartenstein, Tu Kaiserslautern
      Pages 451-501
    3. Jürgen Becker, Michael Hübner
      Pages 503-512
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 543-550

About this book


As we embrace the world of personal, portable, and perplexingly complex digital systems, it has befallen upon the bewildered designer to take advantage of the available transistors to produce a system which is small, fast, cheap and correct, yet possesses increased functionality.

Increasingly, these systems have to consume little energy. Designers are increasingly turning towards small processors, which are low power, and customize these processors both in software and hardware to achieve their objectives of a low power system, which is verified, and has short design turnaround times.

Designing Embedded Processors examines the many ways in which processor based systems are designed to allow low power devices. It looks at processor design methods, memory optimization, dynamic voltage scaling methods, compiler methods, and multi processor methods. Each section has an introductory chapter to give a breadth view, and have a few specialist chapters in the area to give a deeper perspective. The book provides a good starting point to engineers in the area, and to research students embarking upon the exciting area of embedded systems and architectures.


Embedded Processors Embedded Systems FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array HW/SW codesign Hardware Low Power systems SoC Transistor architecture microprocessor network on chip (NoC) optimization organization processor

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Henkel
    • 1
  • Sri Parameswaran
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Karlsruhe (TH)Germany
  2. 2.The University of New South WalesAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5868-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5869-1
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