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Engineering the Complex SOC: Fast, Flexible Design with Configurable Processors by Chris Rowen

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Chapter 1The Case for a New SOC Design Methodology

This book has one central mission: to make the case for a new way of designing complex system-on-chip (SOC) devices and software. This mission reflects both the growing complexity of the end products that might use SOC integration and the limitations of traditional hardware and software components and design methods. This new processor-centric design approach promises both to contain the growth of development cost and to enable system designs with greater adaptability and efficiency.

This book addresses three related needs of readers. First, the book looks at the business challenge of exploiting fundamental changes in basic electronics technology to create more profitable products in rapidly ...

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