Über den Autor
Dr. Jari Nurmi is Professor at Tampere University of Technology and his expertises lie in: DSP Processor Architecture, Network-on-Chip, Embedded System-on-Chip Design, Integrated Signal Processing and Digital Communication Circuits.
Jari Nurmi has edited one successful book for Springer.
Preface. List of Contributing Authors.
1. Introduction (J. Nurmi, TUT).
2 Embedded Computer Architecture Fundamentals (J. Nurmi, TUT)
3.Beyond the Valley of the Lost Processors (G. Martin, S. Leibson, Tensilica)
4. Processor Design Flow (J. Nurmi, TUT)
5. General-Purpose Embedded Processor Cores (J. Kylliäinen, T. Ahonen, J. Nurmi, TUT)
6. The DSP and It's Impact on Technology (G. Frantz, TI)
7. VLIW DSP Processor for High-End Mobile Communication Applications (C. Panis, Catena Radio Design)
8. Customizable Processors and Processor Customization (S. Leibson, Tensilica)
9. Run-Time Reconfigurable Processors (F. Campi, STMicroelecttronics, C. Mucci, ARCES)
10. Co-processor Approach to Accelerating Multimedia Applications (C. Brunelli, J. Nurmi, TUT)
11. Designing Soft-Core Processors for FPGAs (J. Ball, Altera)
12. Protocol Processor Design Issues (D. Truscan, S. Virtanen, J. Lilius, UTU)
13. Java Co-Processor for Embedded Systems (T. Säntti, J. Tyystjärvi, J. Plosila, UTU)
14. Stream Multicore Processors (M.Bedford Taylor et al., MIT)
15. Processor Clock Generation and Distribution (S. Rusu, Intel)
16. Asynchronous and Self-Timed Processor Design (J. Garside, S. Furber, University of Manchester)
17. Early-Estimation Modeling of Processors (T. Nurmi, UTU, T. Ahonen, J. Nurmi, TUT)
18. System Level Simulations (S. Virtanen, UTU, D. Truscan, Abo Akademi University, S. Määttä, TUT, T. Westerlund, J.Isoaho, UTU, J. Nurmi, TUT)
19. Programming Tools for Reconfigurable Processors (C. Mucci, ARCES, F. Campi, STMicroelectronics, C. Brunelli, J. Nurmi, TUT)
20. Software-Based Self-Testing of Embedded Processors (N. Kranitis, A. Paschalis, University of Athens, D. Gizopoulos, G.Xenoulis, University of Piraeus)
21. Future Directions in Processor Design (J. Nurmi, TUT)
Here is an extremely useful book that provides insight into a number of different flavors of processor architectures and their design, software tool generation, implementation, and verification. After a brief introduction to processor architectures and how processor designers have sometimes failed to deliver what was expected, the authors introduce a generic flow for embedded on-chip processor design and start to explore the vast design space of on-chip processing. The authors cover a number of different types of processor core.
This book provides insight into a number of different flavors of processor architectures and their design, software tool generation, implementation, and verification. After a brief introduction to processor architectures and how processor designers have sometimes failed to deliver what was expected, the authors introduce a generic flow for embedded on-chip processor design and start to explore the vast design space of on-chip processing. The types of processor cores covered include general purpose RISC cores, traditional DSP, a VLIW approach to signal processing, processor cores that can be customized for specific applications, reconfigurable processors, protocol processors, Java engines, and stream processors. In addition, the book describes co-processor and multi-core design approaches that deliver application-specific performance over and above that which is available from single-core designs.