Über den Autor
Francky Catthoor is a leading researcher at IMEC and is very well established within the EDA community. He is IEEE Fellow and has edited and authored 6 books for Springer/Kluwer.
Chapter 1: Introduction. 1.1 The System-on-Chip Era. 1.2 Characteristics of Embedded Software. 1.3 Context and Motivation. 1.4 TCM Framework. 1.5 Overview of Chapters. Chapter 2: Related Work. 2.1 Real-time Scheduling. 2.2 Low-power Considerations. 2.3 Platform Issues and Co-design Framework. Chapter 3: System Model and Work flow. 3.1 Overview of TCM Work flow. 3.2 Gray-box Model. 3.3 System Scenario Selection. 3.4 Two-phase Scheduling. 3.5 Summary. Chapter 4: Basic Design-time Scheduling. 4.1 Problem Formulation. 4.2 Exact Scheduling Algorithms. 4.3 Forward Search Algorithm. 4.4 Backward Search Algorithm. 4.5 Sub-platform Scheduling. 4.6 Handling Timing-Constraints. 4.7 Summary. Chapter 5: Scalable Design-time Scheduling. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Motivational Example. 5.3 Thread Frame Decomposition. 5.4 Thread Partition Clustering. 5.5 Thread Partition Interleaving. 5.6 Experimental Results and Discussions. 5.7 Comparison with State of the Art. 5.8 Summary. Chapter 6: Fast and Scalable Run-time Scheduling. 6.1 Two-Phase Task Scheduling: Why and How. 6.2 Run-time Scheduling Algorithm. 6.3 Experimental Results. 6.4 Summary. Chapter 7: Handling of Multi-dimensional Pareto Curves. 7.1 Overview of The Customized Run-time Management. 7.2 Problem Formulation of Run-time Operating Point Selector. 7.3 Related Work. 7.4 MP-SoC Heuristic Description. 7.5 Experimental Results. 7.6 Summary. Chapter 8: Run-time Software Multithreading. 8.1 Motivation of Run-time Re-scheduling. 8.2 Run-time Interleaving. 8.3 Experimental Results and Discussion. 8.4 Comparison with State of the Art. 8.5 Summary. Chapter 9: Fast Source-level Performance Estimation. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Motivational Example. 9.3 Comparison With State of The Art. 9.4 Fundamentals of The Estimation Technique. 9.5 Experimental Results. 9.6 Summary. Chapter 10: Handling of Task-level Data Communication and Storage. 10.1 Memory Architecture. 10.2Exploring Thread Node Level Data Reuse. 10.3 Data Assignment On L1 Memory Layer. 10.4 Bandwidth Aware Scheduling. 10.5 Handling inter-TN and inter-TF Data Transfers. 10.6 Summary. Chapter 11: Demonstration on Heterogeneous Multiprocessor SoCs. 11.1 Motivation for Heterogeneous Multiprocessor Platforms. 11.2 Mapping Visual Texture Coding Decoder. 11.3 Summary. Chapter 12: Conclusions and future research work. Input and output data of scheduling examples in Section 4.3.1. References.
A genuinely useful text that gives an overview of the state-of-the-art in system-level design trade-off explorations for concurrent tasks running on embedded heterogeneous multiple processors. The targeted application domain covers complex embedded real-time multi-media and communication applications. This material is mainly based on research at IMEC and its international university network partners in this area over the last decade. In all, the material those in the digital signal processing industry will find here is bang up-to-date.
The first addressing the low-power design by doing system-level trade-offs of (dynamic concurrent) task scheduling which does not fully depend on Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) or Dynamic Power management (DPM)
Highlights a set of solid system synthesis techniques that have been partly verified with realistic demonstrators and that are also supported in our prototype tools
Together with the connection between embedded memory and processor, these features make our book different from other books in the processor mapping area
With the rapidly increasing interest in (portable) system designs based on multiprocessor SoC platforms where energy-aware real-time signal processing is a must, we believe a clear market for this type of system exploration methodology exists