Advances In Computers

Author: Marvin Zelkowitz
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780120121632
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The term computation gap has been defined as the difference between the computational power demanded by the application domain and the computational power of the underlying computer platform. Traditionally, closing the computation gap has been one of the major and fundamental tasks of computer architects. However, as technology advances and computers become more pervasive in the society, the domain of computer architecture has been extended. The scope of research in the computer architecture is no longer restricted to the computer hardware and organization issues. A wide spectrum of topics ranging from algorithm design to power management is becoming part of the computer architecture. Based on the aforementioned trend and to reflect recent research efforts, attempts were made to select a collection of articles that covers different aspects of contemporary computer architecture design. This volume of the Advances in Computers contains six chapters on different aspects of computer architecture. Key features: - Wide range of research topics. - Coverage of new topics such as power management, Network on Chip, Load balancing in distributed systems, and pervasive computing. - Simple writing style. · Wide range of research topics. · Coverage of new topics such as power management, Network on Chip, Load balancing in distributed systems, and pervasive computing. · Simple writing style

Trusted Computing For Embedded Systems

Author: Bernard Candaele
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319094203
Size: 74.46 MB
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This book describes the state-of-the-art in trusted computing for embedded systems. It shows how a variety of security and trusted computing problems are addressed currently and what solutions are expected to emerge in the coming years. The discussion focuses on attacks aimed at hardware and software for embedded systems, and the authors describe specific solutions to create security features. Case studies are used to present new techniques designed as industrial security solutions. Coverage includes development of tamper resistant hardware and firmware mechanisms for lightweight embedded devices, as well as those serving as security anchors for embedded platforms required by applications such as smart power grids, smart networked and home appliances, environmental and infrastructure sensor networks, etc. · Enables readers to address a variety of security threats to embedded hardware and software; · Describes design of secure wireless sensor networks, to address secure authentication of trusted portable devices for embedded systems; · Presents secure solutions for the design of smart-grid applications and their deployment in large-scale networked and systems.

Embedded System Design

Author: Peter Marwedel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331956045X
Size: 78.49 MB
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A unique feature of this textbook is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental knowledge in embedded systems, with applications in cyber-physical systems and the Internet of things. It starts with an introduction to the field and a survey of specification models and languages for embedded and cyber-physical systems. It provides a brief overview of hardware devices used for such systems and presents the essentials of system software for embedded systems, including real-time operating systems. The author also discusses evaluation and validation techniques for embedded systems and provides an overview of techniques for mapping applications to execution platforms, including multi-core platforms. Embedded systems have to operate under tight constraints and, hence, the book also contains a selected set of optimization techniques, including software optimization techniques. The book closes with a brief survey on testing. This third edition has been updated and revised to reflect new trends and technologies, such as the importance of cyber-physical systems and the Internet of things, the evolution of single-core processors to multi-core processors, and the increased importance of energy efficiency and thermal issues.

Hybrid Fault Tolerance Techniques To Detect Transient Faults In Embedded Processors

Author: José Rodrigo Azambuja
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319063405
Size: 22.73 MB
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This book describes fault tolerance techniques based on software and hardware to create hybrid techniques. They are able to reduce overall performance degradation and increase error detection when associated with applications implemented in embedded processors. Coverage begins with an extensive discussion of the current state-of-the-art in fault tolerance techniques. The authors then discuss the best trade-off between software-based and hardware-based techniques and introduce novel hybrid techniques. Proposed techniques increase existing fault detection rates up to 100%, while maintaining low performance overheads in area and application execution time.

Computers As Components

Author: Wayne Wolf
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780123694591
Size: 32.49 MB
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This work unravels the complexity of embedded systems, e.g. cell phones, microwaves, and information appliances, and of the process, tools and techniques necessary for designing them.

Introduction To Embedded Systems

Author: Manuel Jiménez
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461431433
Size: 17.41 MB
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This textbook serves as an introduction to the subject of embedded systems design, using microcontrollers as core components. It develops concepts from the ground up, covering the development of embedded systems technology, architectural and organizational aspects of controllers and systems, processor models, and peripheral devices. Since microprocessor-based embedded systems tightly blend hardware and software components in a single application, the book also introduces the subjects of data representation formats, data operations, and programming styles. The practical component of the book is tailored around the architecture of a widely used Texas Instrument’s microcontroller, the MSP430 and a companion web site offers for download an experimenter’s kit and lab manual, along with Powerpoint slides and solutions for instructors.