ABOUT THIS BOOK
System-on-Chip (SoC) is believed to represent the next major market for microelectronics, and there is a considerable interest world-wide in developing effective methods and tools to support the SoC paradigm. The field of SoC is broad and expanding and at present the technical and technological literature about the overall state-of-the-art in SoC is dispersed across a wide spectrum of books, journals, and conference proceedings. This edited book is an attempt to provide a comprehensive and accessible source of state-of-the-art information on existing and emerging SoC key research areas. In particular, the book covers the general principles and ideas of designing, validating and testing complex embedded computing systems and their underlying tradeoffs. Twenty-five international research groups have contributed to the book. Each contribution has an up-to-date survey highlighting the key achievements and future trends. To facilitate the understanding of the various topics covered in the book, each chapter has some background covering the basic principles, and extensive list of references. To enhance the book readability, the chapters are grouped into eight parts, each part examining a particular theme of SoC, including system design, embedded software, power management, reconfigurable computing, network-on-chip, verification and test. The book will be of interest to graduate students, designers and managers working in Electronic and Computer engineering.