Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

This Expert Guide gives you the techniques and technologies in embedded multicore to optimally design and implement your embedded system. Written by experts with a solutions focus, this encyclopedic reference gives you an indispensable aid to tackling the day-to-day problems when building and managing multicore embedded systems. Following an embedded system design path from start to finish, our team of experts takes you from architecture, through hardware implementation to software programming and debug. With this book you will learn: • What motivates multicore • The architectural options and tradeoffs; when to use what • How to deal with the unique hardware challenges that multicore presents • How to manage the software infrastructure in a multicore environment • How to write effective multicore programs • How to port legacy code into a multicore system and partition legacy software • How to optimize both the system and software • The particular challenges of debugging multicore hardware and software Examples demonstrating timeless implementation details Proven and practical techniques reflecting the authors’ expertise built from years of experience and key advice on tackling critical issues

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  • Author : Bryon Moyer
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 648 pages
  • ISBN : 0123914612
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Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Bryon Moyer
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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This Expert Guide gives you the techniques and technologies in embedded multicore to optimally design and implement your embedded system. Written by experts with a solutions focus, this encyclopedic reference gives you an indispensable aid to tackling the day-to-day problems when building and managing multicore embedded systems. Following an embedded system design path from start to finish, our team of experts takes you from architecture, through hardware implementation to software programming and debug. With this book you will learn: • What

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Gitu Jain
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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Unlike general-purpose computing systems, multicore embedded systems are designed with a specific application in mind. The memory access patterns for the application can be used to customize the memory architecture of the device. This chapter presents a synopsis of memory types and architecture commonly used in multicore embedded systems. It examines the many trade-offs that can be considered when designing the memory architecture. It considers factors such as whether the memory should be shared or distributed among the multiple cores;

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Neal Stollon
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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As in any complex architecture, debug and instrumentation resources are critical for multicore design. Debug instrumentation provides information for post-silicon debug analysis, software optimization, and performance monitoring. In this chapter, we introduce debug concepts useful for multicore; we deconstruct and discuss different debug instrumentation blocks and interfaces, including typical operations and system integration; and we discuss differences, considerations, and approaches more appropriate to multicore debug. This is followed by multicore debug examples, some of which are based on open standards

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : David Kleidermacher
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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This chapter discusses the potential of and role of system virtualization in meeting the flexibility, scalability, portability, and robustness demands of next-generation multicore embedded systems. Common architectural approaches to hypervisors are compared, including a strong focus on effective sharing and management of I/O peripherals across virtual machines. The chapter also describes and contrasts the virtualization hardware assistance features available in common multicore processors. Finally, emerging applications and use cases enabled by system virtualization are provided.

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Frank Schirrmeister
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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This chapter will introduce the concepts of multicore related issues, while the subsequent chapters will go into further details. We will start with a general analysis of how electronic design trends lead to multicore hardware-software architectures as the only viable solution addressing consumer requirements on cost, performance and power. We will then categorize multicore architecture concepts by processing and communication requirements and show how different processing techniques combine to form multicore architectures that address the specific needs of different application

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Jim Holt
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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Synchronization hardware is a fundamental requirement for concurrent software. Ultimately, software depends upon strong guarantees for atomicity, which can only be provided by hardware. Fortunately, hardware can provide a simple but powerful programming interface to higher-level software using only a few synchronization primitives. These few primitives can support a surprisingly broad range of capabilities in software. Yet, even with hardware support to ensure functional correctness, there is an unavoidable performance overhead to pay for synchronization. In recent years, hardware designed

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Sanjay R. Deshpande
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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Growth in the number of transistors per die of an integrated circuit has provided impetus to the development of system-on-chip microprocessors (SoCs). They are becoming ubiquitous and appear in home appliances, cell phones, tablet, laptop, and desk-top computers, and lately even as building blocks in high-end computer systems. As the semiconductor manufacturing technology progresses in concert with Moore’s law, SoCs clearly represent the trend of the future of microprocessor design. SoCs vary widely in composition, complexity and sophistication depending

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Sanjay Lal
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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Some embedded systems require so much performance that they cannot tolerate the overhead imposed by an operating system. Such systems can be built with little to no operating system services, and are often referred to as “bare-metal” systems. Because most programming techniques rely on system services, bare-metal programming requires a different way of implementing code on a multicore platform. This chapter describes where bare-metal systems are used, those aspects that differentiate them from more standard systems, and how they can

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Tom Dickens
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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Synchronization is the key mechanism used within software applications to safely and efficiently leverage today’s multicore hardware architectures. This chapter aims to build your expertise and knowledge in software synchronization, from the needs behind synchronization to the possible solutions to implement synchronization. The target reader of this chapter is the embedded multicore software developer, along with the tester, project manager, and customer, in order to educate the entire software development team about the technology and the issues. Problems that

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Kenn Luecke
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  • Release : 27 February 2013
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Efficient software development requires adequate toolsets to assist the developer in analyzing and optimizing a software application’s performance. With the relatively recent advent of multicore embedded hardware platforms, toolsets for supporting multicore development have appeared, although, in some cases, capabilities may be missing or immature, leaving software developers to manually massage outputs from one tool into inputs for the next tool or struggling to investigate unexpected multicore behaviors. This section reviews those multicore tools currently available for software developers

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Max Domeika
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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This chapter discusses communication and synchronization libraries which can be used to implement parallelism in your embedded application. Details will be shared on several common libaries including Windows Threads, POSIX Threads, Threading Building Blocks, OpenMP, and MCAPI.

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Bryon Moyer
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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An operating system (OS) is an important component of most computer systems. At a minimum, the OS is responsible for managing tasks and resources. This becomes more challenging in a multicore environment, where multiple tasks can execute concurrently and must vie for shared resources. So the OS configuration is a critical consideration when building a multicore system. This chapter describes the different ways one or more OSes can be instantiated in multicore systems, along with many of the more critical

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Bryon Moyer
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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The promise and challenges of multicore arise out of the concept of concurrency. Without concurrency, multicore is no better than a single core. The implications of concurrency both for faster program execution and for mind-numbing debugging are at the same time profound and subtle. Because everything that’s important about multicore relates to concurrency, this chapter tackles the topic at a high level. It presents some of the obvious aspects of attempts to run multiple tasks at the same time,

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems
  • Author : Bryon Moyer,Paul Stravers
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 27 February 2013
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One of the hardest parts of the process of migrating from single-core to multicore is making programs that used to work well on single-core architectures work correctly, but more quickly, on a new multicore architecture. Careless partitioning of a sequential program can result in subtle, hard-to-detect bugs – some of which may not even be reliably repeatable. This chapter discusses first why it is that such problems occur, and then how to deal with it. The challenge is that solving this