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Processor Design

System-On-Chip Computing for ASICs and FPGAs

Editors: Nurmi, Jari (Ed.)

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  • Essential reading for computer professionals in the area as design and customization of embedded on-chip processors is an essential part of SoC development
  • ASIC and FPGA engineers have to understand processor architecture and implementation – and this book gives them an insight
  • Understanding processor design options has become crucial for every digital design professional
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About this book

Processor Design addresses the design of different types of embedded, firmware-programmable computation engines. Because the design and customization of embedded processors has become a mainstream task in the development of complex SoCs (Systems-on-Chip), ASIC and SoC designers must master the integration and development of processor hardware as an integral part of their job. Even contemporary FPGA devices can now accommodate several programmable processors. There are many different kinds of embedded processor cores available, suiting different kinds of tasks and applications.

Processor Design 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. Co-processor and multi-core design approaches that deliver application-specific performance over and above that which is available from single-core designs are also described.

The special design requirements for processors targeted for FPGA implementation, clock generation and distribution in microprocessor circuits, and clockless realization of processors are addressed. Tools and methodologies for application-specific embedded processor design are covered, together with processor modelling and early estimation techniques, and programming tool support for custom processors. The book concludes with a glance to the future of embedded on-chip processors.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

From the reviews: “Editor Jari Nurmi’s proposal was to put together the first effective textbook aimed at the subject of processor design. The book comprises 21 chapters, written by a total of 45 contributing authors with backgrounds in both academic and industrial fields. … To summarize, this book offers a nice overview on the steps involved in designing a soft-processor, as well as a good perspective on past architectures and current trends in processor design.” (Ricardo Jasinski, The Computer Journal, Vol. 53 (1), 2010)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Nurmi, Jari

  • Embedded Computer Architecture Fundamentals

    Pages 7-26

    Nurmi, Jari

  • Beyond the Valley of the Lost Processors: Problems, Fallacies, and Pitfalls in Processor Design

    Pages 27-67

    Martin, Grant (et al.)

  • Processor Design Flow

    Pages 69-82

    Nurmi, Jari

  • General-Purpose Embedded Processor Cores – The COFFEE RISC Example

    Pages 83-100

    Kylliäinen, Juha P. (et al.)

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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7385-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Processor Design
Book Subtitle
System-On-Chip Computing for ASICs and FPGAs
Editors
  • Jari Nurmi
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5530-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5530-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5529-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7385-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 526
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