New design architectures in computer systems have surpassed industry expectations. Limits, which were once thought of as fundamental, have now been broken. Digital Systems and Applications details these innovations in systems design as well as cutting-edge applications that are emerging to take advantage of the fields increasingly sophisticated capabilities. This book features new chapters on parallelizing iterative heuristics, stream and wireless processors, and lightweight embedded systems.

This fundamental text—

  • Provides a clear focus on computer systems, architecture, and applications
  • Takes a top-level view of system organization before moving on to architectural and organizational concepts such as superscalar and vector processor, VLIW architecture, as well as new trends in multithreading and multiprocessing. includes an entire section dedicated to embedded systems and their applications
  • Discusses topics such as digital signal processing applications, circuit implementation aspects, parallel I/O algorithms, and operating systems
  • Concludes with a look at new and future directions in computing
  • Features articles that describe diverse aspects of computer usage and potentials for use
  • Details implementation and performance-enhancing techniques such as branch prediction, register renaming, and virtual memory
  • Includes a section on new directions in computing and their penetration into many new fields and aspects of our daily lives

part |2 pages

SECTION I: Computer Systems and Architecture

chapter 2|78 pages

System Design

chapter 3|24 pages

Architectures for Low Power

chapter 4|46 pages

Performance Evaluation

part |2 pages

SECTION II: Embedded Applications

chapter 5|12 pages

Embedded Systems-on-Chips

chapter 6|16 pages

Embedded Processor Applications

chapter 7|16 pages

An Overview of SoC Buses

part |2 pages

SECTION III: Signal Processing

chapter 8|14 pages

Digital Signal Processing

chapter 9|14 pages

DSP Applications

chapter 10|18 pages

Digital Filter Design

chapter 11|44 pages

Audio Signal Processing

chapter 12|30 pages

Digital Video Processing

chapter 13|18 pages

Low-Power Digital Signal Processing

part |2 pages

SECTION IV: Communications and Networks

chapter 14|18 pages

Communications and Computer Networks

part |2 pages

SECTION V: Input/Output

chapter 15|20 pages

Circuits for High-Performance I/O

chapter 17|14 pages

Parallel I/O Systems

chapter 18|112 pages

A Read Channel for Magnetic Recording

part |2 pages

SECTION VI: Operating System

chapter 19|14 pages

Distributed Operating Systems

part |2 pages

SECTION VII: New Directions in Computing

chapter 20|12 pages

SPS: A Strategically Programmable System

chapter 21|34 pages

Reconfigurable Processors

chapter 23|98 pages

Media Signal Processing

chapter 24|16 pages

Internet Architectures

chapter 25|20 pages

Microelectronics for Home Entertainment

chapter 26|86 pages

Mobile and Wireless Computing

chapter 27|10 pages

Data Security