Modern Embedded Computing: Designing Connected, Pervasive, Media-rich Systems

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Elsevier, 2012 - Computers - 518 pages
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Modern embedded systems are used for connected, media-rich, and highly integrated handheld devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. All of these embedded systems require networking, graphic user interfaces, and integration with PCs, as opposed to traditional embedded processors that can perform only limited functions for industrial applications. While most books focus on these controllers, Modern Embedded Computing provides a thorough understanding of the platform architecture of modern embedded computing systems that drive mobile devices.

The book offers a comprehensive view of developing a framework for embedded systems-on-chips. Examples feature the Intel Atom processor, which is used in high-end mobile devices such as e-readers, Internet-enabled TVs, tablets, and net books. Beginning with a discussion of embedded platform architecture and Intel Atom-specific architecture, modular chapters cover system boot-up, operating systems, power optimization, graphics and multi-media, connectivity, and platform tuning. Companion lab materials compliment the chapters, offering hands-on embedded design experience.



  • Learn embedded systems design with the Intel Atom Processor, based on the dominant PC chip architecture. Examples use Atom and offer comparisons to other platforms
  • Design embedded processors for systems that support gaming, in-vehicle infotainment, medical records retrieval, point-of-sale purchasing, networking, digital storage, and many more retail, consumer and industrial applications
  • Explore companion lab materials online that offer hands-on embedded design experience
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Embedded Systems Landscape
3
Chapter 2 Attributes of Embedded Systems
9
Chapter 3 The Future of Embedded Systems
23
Chapter 4 Embedded Platform Architecture
41
Chapter 5 Embedded Processor Architecture
99
Chapter 6 Embedded Platform Boot Sequence
153
Chapter 7 Operating Systems Overview
179
Chapter 8 Embedded Linux
227
Chapter 12 Network Connectivity
347
Chapter 13 Application Frameworks
379
Chapter 14 Platform and Content Security
397
SMP AMP and Virtualization
423
Chapter 16 Example Designs
445
Chapter 17 Platform Debug
465
Chapter 18 Performance Tuning
477
References
497

Chapter 9 Power Optimization
269
Chapter 10 Embedded Graphics and Multimedia Acceleration
291
Chapter 11 Digital Signal Processing Using GeneralPurpose Processors
317

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About the author (2012)

Peter Barry serves as principal engineer in the Intel Embedded & Communications Group. He has worked in the development of embedded systems for over twenty years in Intel, Basic Communications, Nortel Networks and Tellabs, working with processors from Z80, 68K, PowerPC, ARM, XScale and Intel architecture systems. He is an expert in embedded operating systems and embedded platforms, and has developed board support packages for proprietary RTOS, pSOS, VxWorks, WinCE and Linux. He has developed protocol stacks and applications primarily for data communications and telecommunications and industrial applications.

Patrick Crowley is an associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. His research interests are in computer and network systems architecture, with a current focus on the design of programmable embedded network systems and the invention of superior network monitoring and security techniques. He co-founded the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems, and co-edited the three-book series, Network Processor Design. He serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. In 2007, Crowley was chosen to join the DARPA Computer Science Study Group.

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