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A Practical Introduction to Hardware/Software Codesign

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  • Provides proven textbook coverage of embedded systems design, emphasizing the integration of custom hardware components with software

  • Presents the field of hardware/software codesign in four parts: Basic Concepts, Custom Architecture, Hardware/Software Interfaces, and Applications

  • Uses examples and exercises that reflect real applications of embedded systems design

  • Incorporates labs and examples using modern FPGA environments from Xilinx and Altera

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Basic Concepts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Nature of Hardware and Software

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 3-30
    3. Data Flow Modeling and Transformation

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 31-59
    4. Data Flow Implementation in Software and Hardware

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 61-88
    5. Analysis of Control Flow and Data Flow

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 89-109
  3. The Design Space of Custom Architectures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111
    2. Finite State Machine with Datapath

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 113-156
    3. Microprogrammed Architectures

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 157-192
    4. General-Purpose Embedded Cores

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 193-236
    5. System on Chip

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 237-265
  4. Hardware/Software Interfaces

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 267-267
    2. Principles of Hardware/Software Communication

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 269-285
    3. On-Chip Busses

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 287-316
    4. Microprocessor Interfaces

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 317-352
    5. Hardware Interfaces

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 353-372
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 373-373
    2. Trivium Crypto-Coprocessor

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 375-407
    3. AES Co-processor

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 409-433
    4. CORDIC Co-processor

      • Patrick R. Schaumont
      Pages 435-455

About this book

This textbook provides an introduction to embedded systems design, with emphasis on integration of custom hardware components with software. The key problem addressed in the book is the following: how can an embedded systems designer strike a balance between flexibility and efficiency? The book describes how combining hardware design with software design leads to a solution to this important computer engineering problem. The book covers four topics in hardware/software codesign: fundamentals, the design space of custom architectures, the hardware/software interface and application examples. The book comes with an associated design environment that helps the reader to perform experiments in hardware/software codesign. Each chapter also includes exercises and further reading suggestions.

Improvements in this second edition include labs and examples using modern FPGA environments from Xilinx and Altera, which make the material applicable to a greater number of courses where these tools are already in use.  More examples and exercises have been added throughout the book and several chapters were expanded and reorganized.

“If I were teaching a course on this subject, I would use this as a resource and text. If I were a student who wanted to learn codesign, I would look for a course that at least used a similar approach. If I were an engineer or engineering manager who wanted to learn more about codesign from a very practical perspective, I would read this book first before any other. When I first started learning about codesign as a practitioner, a book like this would have been the perfect introduction.”   --Grant Martin, Tensilica-- 

·         Teaches embedded systems design, emphasizing the integration of custom hardware components with software.

·         Presents the field of hardware/software codesign in four parts: Basic Concepts, Custom Architecture, Hardware/Software Interfaces, and Applications;

·         Incorporates labs and examples using modern FPGA environments from Xilinx and Altera.

Keywords

  • Embedded Hardware
  • Embedded Software
  • Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Systems Textbook
  • Hardware/Software Codesign Textbook
  • Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • Real-Time Systems Textbook

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley Dept. Electrical &, Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

    Patrick R. Schaumont

About the author

Patrick Schaumont is an Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-3737-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)