Computer System Design: System-on-Chip by Michael J. Flynn, Wayne Luk

By Michael J. Flynn, Wayne Luk

The subsequent iteration of computing device process designers can be much less desirous about info of processors and stories, and extra occupied with the weather of a procedure adapted to specific purposes. those designers could have a primary wisdom of processors and different parts within the approach, however the good fortune in their layout relies on the abilities in making system-level tradeoffs that optimize the price, functionality and different attributes to fulfill software necessities. This e-book presents a brand new remedy of desktop approach layout, quite for System-on-Chip (SOC), which addresses the problems pointed out above. It starts off with an international creation, from the high-level view to the bottom universal denominator (the chip itself), then strikes directly to the 3 major development blocks of an SOC (processor, reminiscence, and interconnect). subsequent is an summary of what makes SOC particular (its customization skill and the purposes that force it). the ultimate bankruptcy provides destiny demanding situations for method layout and SOC possibilities.Content:
Chapter 1 advent to the platforms procedure (pages 1–38):
Chapter 2 Chip fundamentals: Time, quarter, strength, Reliability, and Configurability (pages 39–73):
Chapter three Processors (pages 74–122):
Chapter four reminiscence layout: System?on?Chip and Board?Based platforms (pages 123–164):
Chapter five Interconnect (pages 165–207):
Chapter 6 Customization and Configurability (pages 208–245):
Chapter 7 software stories (pages 246–284):
Chapter eight what is subsequent: demanding situations forward (pages 285–312):

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Find an actual VLIW instruction format. Describe the layout and the constraints on the program in using the applications in a single instruction. 4. Find an actual vector instruction for vector ADD. Describe the instruction layout. Repeat for vector load and vector store. Is overlapping of vector instruction execution permitted? Explain. 5. 9, suppose instruction #3 sets the CC (condition code that can be tested by following a branch instruction) at the end of WB and instruction #4 is the condition branch.

16 Processors with memory off-die. Processor 1 ... 17 System on a chip: processors and memory. A related but separate question is: Does the application require virtual memory (mapping disk space onto memory) or is all real memory suitable? We look at the requirement for virtual memory addressing in the next section. Finally, the memory can be centralized or distributed. Even here, the memory can appear to the programmer as a single (centralized) shared memory, even though it is implemented in several distributed modules.

A suitable application for use on an array processor has several key characteristics: a significant amount of data that have a regular structure, computations on the data that are uniformly applied to many or all elements of the data set, and simple and regular patterns relating the computations and the data. An example of an application that has these characteristics is the solution of the Navier–Stokes equations, although any application that has significant matrix computations is likely to benefit from the concurrent capabilities of an array processor.

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