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Embedded Systems: ARM Programming and Optimization provides insights on the the modern consumer electronics industry and its relationship to two technologies, the ARM processor and the Linux operating system.
ARM processor technology powers nearly all modern mobile devices-and most of these processors run the Linux operating system. It's no exaggeration to say that having an understanding of embedded system design and development from the context of ARM and Linux technology is an important asset in today's world.
The book combines an exploration of the ARM architecture with an examination of the facilities offered by the Linux operating system to explain how various features of program design can influence processor performance. It demonstrates methods by which a programmer can make changes to code without changing program semantics, while still making a significant impact on code performance.
Several applications, including image transformations, fractal generation, image convolution, and computer vision tasks are used to describe and demonstrate these methods. From this, users will gain new insights into computer architecture and application design, as well as practical knowledge in the area of embedded software design for modern embedded systems.
Covers three ARM instruction set architectures, the ARMv6 and ARMv7-A, as well as three ARM cores, the ARM11 on the Raspberry Pi, Cortex-A9 on the Xilinx Zynq 7020 on the Zedboard, and Cortex-A15 on the NVIDIA Tegra K1
Describes how to fully leverage the facilities offered by the Linux operating system, including the Linux GCC compiler toolchain and debug tools, performance monitoring support, OpenMP multicore runtime environment, video frame buffer, and video capture capabilities
Designed to accompany and work with most of the low cost Linux/ARM embedded development boards currently available
Presents the relationship that exists between the modern consumer electronics industry, the ARM processor and the Linux operating system
1. The Linux/ARM Embedded Platform
2. Multicore and Data-Level Optimization: OpenMP and SIMD
3. Arithmetic Optimization and the Linux Framebuffer
4. Memory Optimization and Video Processing
5. Embedded Heterogeneous Programming with OpenCL
A. Adding PMU Support to Raspbian for the Generation 1 Raspberry Pi
B. NEON Intrinsic Reference
C. OpenCL Reference
ISBN: 9780128003428 ISBN-10: 0128003421 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 320 Published: 1st October 2015 Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1