CSCE 3 13 Embedded System Design. Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of South Carolina. Syllabus Highlights. Instructor’s Info email@example.com SWGN 3A15 7-5872 Office Hour: Mon Wed 2pm-3:30pm or by appointment. About this course. Text
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Carolina
Several hundred processors can be involved in the courseof one day for one person !
Embedded systems have been deeply ingrained in our life !
The transistor density of semiconductor chips would double roughly every 18 months.
--by Gordon Moore,1965 (co-founder of Intel)
Source: S. Borkar, Thousand Core Chips – A Technology Perspective, DAC, 2007
The gap between the availability of the IC technology (increasing computing power) and the application of the IC technology.
1981 leading edge chip required 100 designer months. 2002 leading edge chip requires 30,000 designer months
Period during which the product would have highest sales
Delays can be costly
Each week delay translates to 1% loss in relative performance
integrationThe General Design Flow