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Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chips by Wayne Wolf, Ahmed Jerraya

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9.2. Memory Architectures

The application-specific nature of embedded systems presents new opportunities for aggressive customization and exploration of architectural issues. Since embedded systems typically implement a fixed application or problem in a particular domain, knowledge of the applications can be used to tailor the system architecture to suit the needs of the given application. Such an architectural exploration scheme is quite different from the development of general-purpose computer systems that are designed for good average performance over a set of typical benchmark programs that cover a wide range of applications with different behaviors. However, in the case of embedded systems, the features of the given application can be used ...

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