Computers as Components: Principles of Embedded Computing System Design

Marilyn Wolf


  • Uses real processors (ARM processor, TI C55x DSP, PIC) to demonstrate both technology and techniques...Shows readers how to apply principles to actual design practice.
  • Covers all necessary topics with emphasis on actual design practice...Realistic introduction to the state-of-the-art for both students and practitioners.
  • Stresses necessary fundamentals which can be applied to evolving technologies...helps readers gain facility to design large, complex embedded systems that actually work.
  • Supplementary materials on this Web site and Embedded Systems Channel on YouTube.


Chapter 1 Embedded Computing
Chapter 2 Instruction Sets
Chapter 3 CPUs
Chapter 4 Computing Platforms
Chapter 5 Program Design and Analysis
Chapter 6 Processes and operating Systems
Chapter 7 System Design Techniques
Chapter 8 Multiprocessors

About the Author

Marilyn Wolf is the Rhesa "Ray" P. Farmer Distinguished Chair of Embedded Computing Systems and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech, Prof. Wolf was with Princeton University from 1989 to 2007 and with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1989. She received her B. S., M. S., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984, respectively. She co-founded Verificon Corporation in 2003. She has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. She received the ASEE/CSE and HP Frederick E. Terman Award in 2003 and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award in 2006. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM.

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Last revised on May 26, 2012