System-on-Chip (SoC) represents the next major market for microelectronics, and there is considerable interest world-wide in developing effective methods and tools to support the SoC paradigm. SoC is an expanding field, at present the technical and technological literature about the overall state-of-the-art in SoC is dispersed across a wide spectrum which includes books, journals, and conference proceedings.
The book provides a comprehensive and accessible source of state-of-the-art information on existing and emerging SoC key research areas, provided by leading experts in the field. This book covers the general principles of designing, validating and testing complex embedded computing systems and their underlying tradeoffs. The book has twenty five chapters organised into eight parts, each part focuses on a particular topic of SoC. Each chapter has some background covering the basic principles, and extensive list of references. It is aimed at graduate students, designers and managers working in Electronic and Computer engineering.