Hardware-dependent Software

Principles and Practice

Editors: Ecker, Wolfgang, Müller, Wolfgang, Dömer, Rainer (Eds.)

  • To our knowledge, this is the first complete book on hardware-dependent software, a critical topic in embedded system design
  • Comprehensive introductions
  • HdS coverage with many applications
  • Examples from industrial automotive and communication designs
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9436-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9435-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8128-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Hardware-dependent Software (HdS) plays a key role in desktop computers and servers for many years. Mainly due to its flexibility, the possibility of late change, and the quick adaptability, the relevance of HdS in the domains of embedded systems and in Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) has significantly increased.
Despite its importance, the role of HdS is most often underestimated and the topic is not well  represented  in literature and education. To address this, Hardware-dependent Software brings together experts from different HdS areas. By providing a comprehensive overview of general HdS principles, tools, and applications, this book provides adequate insight into the current technology and upcoming developments in the domain of HdS. The reader will find an interesting text book with self-contained introductions to the principles of Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS), the emerging BIOS successor UEFI, and the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL). Other chapters cover industrial applications, verification, and tool environments. Tool introductions cover the application of tools in the ASIP software tool chain (i.e. Tensilica) and the generation of drivers and OS components from C-based languages. Applications focus on telecommunication and automotive systems. For automotive systems, two approaches for SystemC-based verification are presented.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book … fill the need for software developers to understand more about hardware, and for hardware developers to understand the kind of applications their equipment will run. The ten-chapter work … gives the book the feeling of a collection of research papers. … each chapter includes a good set of references. The book includes hardware diagrams with associated software paths, and fragments of C code demonstrate various applications. Useful as a reference source … . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (H. J. Bender, Choice, Vol. 47 (1), September, 2009)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Hardware-dependent Software

    Ecker, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Basic Concepts of Real Time Operating Systems

    Rammig, Franz (et al.)

    Pages 15-45

  • UEFI: From Reset Vector to Operating System

    Zimmer, Vincent (et al.)

    Pages 47-66

  • Hardware Abstraction Layer

    Popovici, Katalin (et al.)

    Pages 67-94

  • HW/SW Interface

    Ecker, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 95-149

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9436-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9435-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8128-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hardware-dependent Software
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice
Editors
  • Wolfgang Ecker
  • Wolfgang Müller
  • Rainer Dömer
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9436-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9436-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9435-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8128-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 299
Topics