1st Edition

Real-Time Embedded Systems Optimization, Synthesis, and Networking

By Meikang Qiu, Jiayin Li Copyright 2011
    231 Pages
    by CRC Press

    232 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Ubiquitous in today’s consumer-driven society, embedded systems use microprocessors that are hidden in our everyday products and designed to perform specific tasks. Effective use of these embedded systems requires engineers to be proficient in all phases of this effort, from planning, design, and analysis to manufacturing and marketing.

    Taking a systems-level approach, Real-Time Embedded Systems: Optimization, Synthesis, and Networking describes the field from three distinct aspects that make up the three major trends in current embedded system design.

    The first section of the text examines optimization in real-time embedded systems. The authors present scheduling algorithms in multi-core embedded systems, instruct on a robust measurement against the inaccurate information that can exist in embedded systems, and discuss potential problems of heterogeneous optimization. The second section focuses on synthesis-level approaches for embedded systems, including a scheduling algorithm for phase change memory and scratch pad memory and a treatment of thermal-aware multiprocessor synthesis technology. The final section looks at networking with a focus on task scheduling in both a wireless sensor network and cloud computing. It examines the merging of networking and embedded systems and the resulting evolution of a new type of system known as the cyber physical system (CPS).

    Encouraging readers to discover how the computer interacts with its environment, Real-Time Embedded Systems provides a sound introduction to the design, manufacturing, marketing, and future directions of this important tool.

    Introduction to Real-Time Embedded Systems. Optimization for Real-Time Embedded Systems. Multi-Core Embedded Systems Design. Resource Allocation with Inaccurate Information. Heterogeneous Parallel Computing. Scheduling for Phase Change Memory with Scratch Pad Memory. Task Scheduling in Multiprocessor to Reduce Peak Temperature. Networked Sensing and Monitoring Systems. Battery-Aware Scheduling for Wireless Sensor Network. Adaptive Resource Allocation in Cloud Systems. Bibliography.


    Meikang Qiu is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky. An IEEE senior member, Dr. Qiu has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and has served as program chair of several conferences. He has also won three Best Paper Awards in the last two years. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Texas at Dallas. His research interests include embedded systems, computer security, and wireless sensor networks.

    Jiayin Li is pursuing his Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky. His research interests include software/hardware co-design for embedded systems and high performance computing.