Embedded Systems Design with Platform FPGAs: Principles and Practices

Morgan Kaufmann
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Embedded Systems Design with Platform FPGAs introduces professional engineers and students alike to system development using Platform FPGAs. The focus is on embedded systems but it also serves as a general guide to building custom computing systems.

The text describes the fundamental technology in terms of hardware, software, and a set of principles to guide the development of Platform FPGA systems. The goal is to show how to systematically and creatively apply these principles to the construction of application-specific embedded system architectures. There is a strong focus on using free and open source software to increase productivity. Each chapter is organized into two parts. The white pages describe concepts, principles, and general knowledge. The gray pages provide a technical rendition of the main issues of the chapter and show the concepts applied in practice. This includes step-by-step details for a specific development board and tool chain so that the reader can carry out the same steps on their own.

Rather than try to demonstrate the concepts on a broad set of tools and boards, the text uses a single set of tools (Xilinx Platform Studio, Linux, and GNU) throughout and uses a single developer board (Xilinx ML-510) for the examples.

  • Explains how to use the Platform FPGA to meet complex design requirements and improve product performance
  • Presents both fundamental concepts together with pragmatic, step-by-step instructions for building a system on a Platform FPGA
  • Includes detailed case studies, extended real-world examples, and lab exercises
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Publisher
Morgan Kaufmann
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Published on
Sep 10, 2010
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Pages
408
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ISBN
9780080921785
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Microprocessors
Technology & Engineering / Electrical
Technology & Engineering / Electronics / Circuits / Integrated
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This content is DRM protected.
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Joseph Yiu
This new edition has been fully revised and updated to include extensive information on the ARM Cortex-M4 processor, providing a complete up-to-date guide to both Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 processors, and which enables migration from various processor architectures to the exciting world of the Cortex-M3 and M4.

This book presents the background of the ARM architecture and outlines the features of the processors such as the instruction set, interrupt-handling and also demonstrates how to program and utilize the advanced features available such as the Memory Protection Unit (MPU).

Chapters on getting started with IAR, Keil, gcc and CooCox CoIDE tools help beginners develop program codes. Coverage also includes the important areas of software development such as using the low power features, handling information input/output, mixed language projects with assembly and C, and other advanced topics.

Two new chapters on DSP features and CMSIS-DSP software libraries, covering DSP fundamentals and how to write DSP software for the Cortex-M4 processor, including examples of using the CMSIS-DSP library, as well as useful information about the DSP capability of the Cortex-M4 processor

A new chapter on the Cortex-M4 floating point unit and how to use it

A new chapter on using embedded OS (based on CMSIS-RTOS), as well as details of processor features to support OS operations

Various debugging techniques as well as a troubleshooting guide in the appendix

topics on software porting from other architectures

A full range of easy-to-understand examples, diagrams and quick reference appendices

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