Processor Design: System-On-Chip Computing for ASICs and FPGAs by Jari NurmiProcessor Design: System-On-Chip Computing for ASICs and FPGAs by Jari Nurmi

Processor Design: System-On-Chip Computing for ASICs and FPGAs

EditorJari Nurmi

Paperback | November 10, 2010

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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.
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.
Title:Processor Design: System-On-Chip Computing for ASICs and FPGAsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:548 pagesPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. List of Contributing Authors.1. Introduction (J. Nurmi, TUT).2 Embedded Computer Architecture Fundamentals (J. Nurmi, TUT)3.Beyond the Valley of the Lost Processors (G. Martin, S. Leibson, Tensilica)4. Processor Design Flow (J. Nurmi, TUT)5. General-Purpose Embedded Processor Cores (J. Kylliäinen, T. Ahonen, J. Nurmi, TUT)6. The DSP and It's Impact on Technology (G. Frantz, TI)7. VLIW DSP Processor for High-End Mobile Communication Applications (C. Panis, Catena Radio Design)8. Customizable Processors and Processor Customization (S. Leibson, Tensilica)9. Run-Time Reconfigurable Processors (F. Campi, STMicroelecttronics, C. Mucci, ARCES)10. Co-processor Approach to Accelerating Multimedia Applications (C. Brunelli, J. Nurmi, TUT)11. Designing Soft-Core Processors for FPGAs (J. Ball, Altera)12. Protocol Processor Design Issues (D. Truscan, S. Virtanen, J. Lilius, UTU)13. Java Co-Processor for Embedded Systems (T. Säntti, J. Tyystjärvi, J. Plosila, UTU)14. Stream Multicore Processors (M.Bedford Taylor et al., MIT)15. Processor Clock Generation and Distribution (S. Rusu, Intel)16. Asynchronous and Self-Timed Processor Design (J. Garside, S. Furber, University of Manchester)17. Early-Estimation Modeling of Processors (T. Nurmi, UTU, T. Ahonen, J. Nurmi, TUT)18. System Level Simulations (S. Virtanen, UTU, D. Truscan, Abo Akademi University, S. Määttä, TUT, T. Westerlund, J.Isoaho, UTU, J. Nurmi, TUT)19. Programming Tools for Reconfigurable Processors (C. Mucci, ARCES, F. Campi, STMicroelectronics, C. Brunelli, J. Nurmi, TUT)20. Software-Based Self-Testing of Embedded Processors (N. Kranitis, A. Paschalis, University of Athens, D. Gizopoulos, G. Xenoulis, University of Piraeus)21. Future Directions in Processor Design (J. Nurmi, TUT)References. Index.

Editorial 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)