Adaptable Embedded Systems

  • Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck
  • Carlos Arthur Lang Lisbôa
  • Luigi Carro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck, Carlos Arthur Lang Lisbôa, Luigi Carro, Gabriel Luca Nazar, Monica Magalhães Pereira, Ronaldo Rodrigues Ferreira
    Pages 1-12
  3. Mateus Beck Rutzig, Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck, Luigi Carro
    Pages 13-39
  4. Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck, Monica Magalhães Pereira
    Pages 41-94
  5. Gabriel Luca Nazar, Luigi Carro
    Pages 95-117
  6. Débora Matos, Caroline Concatto, Luigi Carro
    Pages 119-161
  7. Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck
    Pages 163-210
  8. Monica Magalhães Pereira, Eduardo Luis Rhod, Luigi Carro
    Pages 211-242
  9. Ronaldo Rodrigues Ferreira, Luigi Carro
    Pages 279-304
  10. Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck, Carlos Arthur Lang Lisbôa, Luigi Carro
    Pages 305-305
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 307-311

About this book


As embedded systems become more complex, designers face a number of challenges at different levels: they need to boost performance, while keeping energy consumption as low as possible, they need to reuse existent software code, and at the same time they need to take advantage of the extra logic available in the chip, represented by multiple processors working together.  This book describes several strategies to achieve such different and interrelated goals, by the use of adaptability. Coverage includes reconfigurable systems, dynamic optimization techniques such as binary translation and trace reuse, new memory architectures including homogeneous and heterogeneous multiprocessor systems, communication issues and NOCs, fault tolerance against fabrication defects and soft errors, and finally, how one can combine several of these techniques together to achieve higher levels of performance and adaptability.  The discussion also includes how to employ specialized software to improve this new adaptive system, and how this new kind of software must be designed and programmed.

  •  Describes several approaches to adaptability that are applied to embedded systems, such as reconfigurable architectures, dynamic optimization and fault tolerant techniques, multiprocessing systems, SOCs and NOCs;
  • Explains how to apply various techniques together to achieve different levels of adaptability, given different application behavior in both hardware and software, highlighting the importance of an adaptable mechanism to accelerate heterogeneous code;
  • Offers realistic examples throughout to demonstrate various techniques presented.


Design Automation Embedded Systems FPGA Fault tolerant design MPSoC Multiprocessor System on Chip NOC Network on Chip Reconfigurable Architecture Reconfigurable Computing Reconfigurable Processors Reconfigurable embedded processors SoC System on Chip

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck
    • 1
  • Carlos Arthur Lang Lisbôa
    • 2
  • Luigi Carro
    • 3
  1. 1.Campus do Vale - Bloco IV, Departamento de Informática AplicadaInstituto de InformáticaPorte Alegre - RSBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Informática da UFRGSBairro AgronomiaBrazil
  3. 3., Dept de Informática AplicadaInstituto de Informática da UFRGSBairro AgronomiaBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1745-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1746-0
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