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Computers as Components 2nd ed.


  • Uses real processors (ARM processor and TI C55x DSP) to demonstrate both technology and techniques...Shows readers how to apply principles to actual design practice.
  • Covers all necessary topics with emphasis on actual design practice...Realistic introduction to the state-of-the-art for both students and practitioners.
  • Stresses necessary fundamentals which can be applied to evolving technologies...helps readers gain facility to design large, complex embedded systems that actually work.


Chapter 1 Embedded Computing
Chapter 2 Instruction Sets
Chapter 3 CPUs
Chapter 4 Bus-Based Computer Systems
Chapter 5 Program Design and Analysis
Chapter 6 Processes and operating Systems
Chapter 7 Hardware Accelerators
Chapter 8 Networks
Chapter 9 System Design Techniques

About the Author

Wayne Wolf is the Rhesa "Ray" P. Farmer Distinguished Chair of Embedded Computing Systems and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech, Prof. Wolf was with Princeton University from 1989 to 2007 and with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1989. He received his B. S., M. S., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984, respectively. He co-founded Verificon Corporation in 2003. He has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He received the ASEE/CSE and HP Frederick E. Terman Award in 2003 and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award in 2006. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM.

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