Innovations in Embedded and Real-Time Systems Engineering for Communication

Innovations in Embedded and Real-Time Systems Engineering for Communication

Seppo Virtanen (University of Turku, Finland)
Release Date: April, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 377
ISBN13: 9781466609129|ISBN10: 1466609125|EISBN13: 9781466609136|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0912-9


Like the anti-lock brakes system of a car, real-time systems are time-vital technologies put in place to react under a certain set of circumstances, often vital to security of data, information, or other resources.

Innovations in Embedded and Real-Time Systems Engineering for Communication has collected the latest research within the field of real-time systems engineering, and will serve as a vital reference compendium for practitioners and academics. From a wide variety of fields and countries, the authors of this collection are the respective experts in their areas of concentration, giving the latest case studies, methodologies, frameworks, architectures, best practices, and research as it relates to real-time systems engineering for communication.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • adaptive partition scheduler
  • context shifting
  • criteria
  • Design methods
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded systems
  • Real time operating system
  • Synchronous programming language
  • System load
  • Worst-case execution time

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
Seppo Virtanen
Chapter 1
Jouni Isoaho, Seppo Virtanen, Juha Plosila
This article defines and analyses key challenges met in future embedded systems in networked multimedia and communication applications.... Sample PDF
Current Challenges in Embedded Communication Systems
Chapter 2
Dake Liu, Joar Sohl, Jian Wang
A novel master-multi-SIMD architecture and its kernel (template) based parallel programming flow is introduced as a parallel signal processing... Sample PDF
Parallel Programming and Its Architectures Based on Data Access Separated Algorithm Kernels
Chapter 3
Luigia Petre, Kaisa Sere
Smart devices have pervaded our society and encouraged lifestyles that depend on them. One of the fundamental requirements for a successful... Sample PDF
Towards Sustainable Development of Energy-Aware Systems
Chapter 4
Arnaldo Azevedo, Ben Juurlink
In many kernels of multimedia applications, the working set is predictable, making it possible to schedule the data transfers before the... Sample PDF
A Multidimensional Software Cache for Scratchpad-Based Systems
Chapter 5
David Kammler, Ernst Martin Witte, Anupam Chattopadhyay, Bastian Bauwens, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers, Heinrich Meyr
With the growing market for multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC) solutions, application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs) gain... Sample PDF
Automatic Generation of Memory Interfaces for ASIPs
Chapter 6
Di Wu, Johan Eilert, Rizwan Asghar, Dake Liu, Anders Nilsson, Eric Tell, Eric Alfredsson
The evolution of third generation mobile communications toward high-speed packet access and long-term evolution is ongoing and will substantially... Sample PDF
System Architecture for 3GPP-LTE Modem using a Programmable Baseband Processor
Chapter 7
David Szczesny, Sebastian Hessel, Anas Showk, Attila Bilgic, Uwe Hildebrand, Valerio Frascolla
This article provides a detailed profiling of the layer 2 (L2) protocol processing for 3G successor Long Term Evolution (LTE). For this purpose, the... Sample PDF
Joint Uplink and Downlink Performance Profiling of LTE Protocol Processing on a Mobile Platform
Chapter 8
Sergey Balandin, Michel Gillet
The concept of a mobile phone has recently transformed into a new concept of mobile multimedia devices capable of performing multiple complex tasks... Sample PDF
Embedded Networks in Mobile Devices
Chapter 9
Fabio Garzia, Roberto Airoldi, Jari Nurmi
This paper describes two general-purpose architectures targeted to Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) implementation. The first architecture is... Sample PDF
Implementation of FFT on General-Purpose Architectures for FPGA
Chapter 10
Faiz-ul Hassan, Wim Vanderbauwhede, Fernando Rodríguez-Salazar
On-chip communication is becoming an important bottleneck in the design and operation of high performance systems where it has to face additional... Sample PDF
Performance Analysis of On-Chip Communication Structures under Device Variability
Chapter 11
Zheng Shi, Alan Burns, Leandro Soares Indrusiak
In this paper, the authors discuss a real-time on-chip communication service with a priority-based wormhole switching policy. The authors present a... Sample PDF
Schedulability Analysis for Real Time On-Chip Communication with Wormhole Switching
Chapter 12
Leonidas Tsiopoulos, Kaisa Sere, Juha Plosila
Formal methods of concurrent programming can be used to develop and verify complex Multi–Processor Systems–On–Chip in order to ensure that these... Sample PDF
Modeling Communication in Multi–Processor Systems–on–Chip Using Modular Connectors
Chapter 13
Peter Sørensen, Jan Madsen
We present an approach for generating implementations of abstraction layers implementing the communication infrastructure of applications modeled as... Sample PDF
Generating Process Network Communication Infrastructure for Custom Multi-Core Platforms
Chapter 14
Sanna Määttä, Leandro Möller, Leandro Soares Indrusiak, Luciano Ost, Manfred Glesner, Jari Nurmi, Fernando Moraes
Application models are often disregarded during the design of multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip (MPSoC). This is due to the difficulties of capturing... Sample PDF
Joint Validation of Application Models and Multi-Abstraction Network-on-Chip Platforms
Chapter 15
Liang Guang, Juha Plosila, Jouni Isoaho, Hannu Tenhunen
In this paper, the authors present a formal specification of a novel design paradigm, hierarchical agent monitored SoCs (HAMSOC). The paradigm... Sample PDF
Hierarchical Agent Monitored Parallel On-Chip System: A Novel Design Paradigm and its Formal Specification
Chapter 16
Linas Laibinis, Elena Troubitsyna, Sari Leppänen
Telecommunication systems must have a high degree of availability, that is, a high probability of correct and timely provision of requested... Sample PDF
Service-Oriented Development of Fault Tolerant Communicating Systems: Refinement Approach
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Seppo Virtanen received his BSc in applied physics, MSc in electronics and information technology (1998), and DSc (Tech.) in communication systems (2004) from the University of Turku (Finland). Since 2009, he has been Adjunct Professor of Embedded Communication Systems at University of Turku. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Embedded and Real-time Communication Systems and a senior member of the IEEE. His published academic research has been in the areas of hardware acceleration for protocol processing, protocol processor architectures, and hardware/software codesign methodologies for embedded communication systems. In the past few years, his research interests have been focused on platforms capable of handling the processing of communication protocols, DSP routines, and software defined radio algorithms and applications in parallel on a parameterizable hardware platform, as well as information security related topics in the embedded systems domain.