Hardware-dependent Software: Principles and Practice by Wolfgang EckerHardware-dependent Software: Principles and Practice by Wolfgang Ecker

Hardware-dependent Software: Principles and Practice

EditorWolfgang Ecker

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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.
Title:Hardware-dependent Software: Principles and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pagesPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface.Chapter 1 Hardware-dependent Software - Introduction and Overview; Wolfgang Ecker, Wolfgang Müller and Rainer Dömer. 1.1. Increasing Complexity. 1.2. Hardware-dependent Software. 1.3. Chapter Overview. References.Chapter 2 Basic Concepts of Real Time Operating Systems; Franz Rammig, Michael Ditze, Peter Janacik, Tales Heimfarth, Timo Kerstan, Simon Oberthuer and Katharina Stahl. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Characteristics of Real-Time Tasks. 2.3. Real-Time Scheduling. 2.4. Operating System Designs. 2.5. RTOS for Safety Critical Systems. 2.6. Multi-Core Architectures. 2.7. Operating Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks. 2.8. Real-Time Requirements of Multimedia Application. 2.9. Conclusions. References. Chapter 3 UEFI: From Reset Vector to Operating System; Vincent Zimmer, Michael Rothman and Robert Hale. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. The Ever Growing Ever Changing BIOS. 3.3. Time for a Change. 3.4. UEFI and Standardization of BIOS. 3.5. Framework, Foundation, and Platform Initialization. Chapter 4 Hardware Abstraction Layer - Introduction and Overview; Katalin Popovici and Ahmed Jerraya. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Software Stack. 4.3. Hardware Abstraction Layer. 4.4. Existing Commercial HAL. 4.5. Overview of the Software Design and Validation Flow. 4.6. HAL Execution and Simulation Using Software Development Platforms. 4.7. Experiments. 4.8. Conclusions. References. Chapter 5 HW/SW Interface - Implementation and Modeling; Wolfgang Ecker, Volkan Esen, Thomas Steininger and Michael Velten. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Reading and Writing Data Words. 5.3. Bit Fields. 5.4. Register Address and Data Mismatch. 5.5. Textual Specification of the SIF. 5.6. Register Header File. 5.7. SIF Driver Functions. 5.8. Synchronization. 5.9. Template Based Code Generation. 5.10. Modeling the HW/SW Interface. 5.11. Conclusions. References.Chapter 6 Firmware Development for Evolving Digital Communication Technologies; Stefan Heinen and Michael Joost. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Evolution of Wireless Standards and the Consequences. 6.3. System Level Design Flow. 6.4. Hardware /Firmware Interface. 6.5. Test Bench. 6.6. Summary. References.Chapter 7 Generation and Use of an ASIP Software Tool Chain; Sterling Augustine, Marc Gauthier, Steve Leibson, Peter Macliesh, Grant Martin, Dror Maydan, Nenad Nedeljkovic and Bob Wilson. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Range of Processor Configurability. 7.3. Models for Generating Software Development Tools. 7.4. Evolution of Tool-Development Approaches. 7.5. The C/C++ Compiler. 7.6. The Assembler. 7.7. The Linker. 7.8. The Loader. 7.9. The Disassembler. 7.10. The Debugger. 7.11. Other Software-Development Tools. 7.12. Operating Systems and Other System Software. 7.13. The Instruction Set Simulator (ISS). 7.14. System Simulation. 7.15. The IDE (Integrated Development Environment). 7.16. Conclusions and Futures. References. Chapter 8 High-Level Development, Modeling and Automatic Generation of Hardware-Dependent Software; Gunar Schirner, Rainer Dömer and Andreas Gerstlauer. 8.1. Introduction. 8.2. Software-enabled System Design Flow. 8.3. Software Generation Overview. 8.4. Hardware-dependent Software Generation. 8.5. Experimental Results. 8.6. Conclusions. References. Chapter 9 Accurate RTOS Modeling and Analysis with SystemC; Henning Zabel, Wolfgang Müller and Andreas Gerstlauer. 9.1. Introduction. 9.2. SystemC RTOS Model. 9.3. Related Approaches. 9.4. Applications. 9.5. Conclusions. References. Chapter 10 Verification ofAUTOSARSoftware by SystemC-Based Virtual Prototyping; Matthias Krause, Oliver Bringmann and Wolfgang Rosenstiel. 10.1. Introduction. 10.2. Concepts of AUTOSAR. 10.3. Different System Views on Distributed Embedded Systems. 10.4. Applying SystemC for AUTOSAR Software Verification. 10.5. Integration of Timing Behavior into Virtual Prototypes. 10.6. Application Example. 10.7. Conclusions. References. Index.

Editorial 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)