The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 3, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 124 pages
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This book introduces Software Thermal Management (STM) as a means of reducing power consumption in a computing system in order to manage heat, improve component reliability and increase system safety. Readers will benefit from this pragmatic guide to the field of STM for embedded systems and its catalog of software power management techniques. Since thermal management is a key bottleneck in embedded systems design, this book focuses on root cause of heat in embedded systems: power. Since software has an enormous impact on power consumption in an embedded system, this book urges software engineers to manage heat effectively by understanding, categorizing and developing new ways to reduce static and dynamic power consumption. Whereas most books on thermal management describe mechanisms to remove heat, this book focuses on ways for software engineers to avoid generating heat in the first place.
 

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Contents

Part IFoundation
1
1 Introduction to Software Thermal Management
3
History Present Barriers and The Road Forward
12
A Bedrock of Giants
47
Part IICatalog
76
Putting the Silicon to Work
79
Choreographing the Parts
94
The Future of Software Thermal Management
115
A Checklists
121
Index
123
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Mark Benson is the Chief Technology Officer at Exosite. Mark frequently speaks at and writes for industry events and maintains Exosite’s intellectual property portfolio. Prior to joining Exosite, Mark developed deep experience leading cross-functional teams in the development of high-tech and portable embedded product designs for medical, industrial and military applications. Mark holds an MS in Software Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a BS in Computer Science from Bethel University.

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