Dedicated Digital Processors presents an integrated andaccessible approach to digital processor design principles,processes, and implementations based upon the author's considerableexperience in teaching digital systems design and digital signalprocessing. Emphasis is placed on presentation of hardware/softwareco-design methods, with examples and illustrations providedthroughout the text. System-on-a-chip and embedded systems aredescribed and examples of high speed real-time processing aregiven. Coverage of standard and emerging DSP architectures enablethe reader to make an informed selection when undertaking their owndesigns.Presents readers with the elementary building blocks for thedesign of digital hardware systems and processor networksProvides a unique evaluation of standard DSP architectureswhilst providing up-to-date information on the latestarchitectures, including the TI 55x and TigerSharc chip familiesand the Virtex FPGA (field-programmable gate array)Introduces the concepts and methodologies for describing anddesigning hardwareVHDL is presented and used to illustrate the design of a simpleprocessorA practical overview of hardware/software codesign with designtechniques and considerations illustrated with examples ofreal-world designs
Fundamental reading for graduate and senior undergraduatestudents of computer and electronic engineering, and Practicingengineers developing DSP applications.