Design Concepts for a Virtualizable Embedded MPSoC Architecture

Enabling Virtualization in Embedded Multi-Processor Systems

  • Alexander Biedermann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Alexander Biedermann
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  3. Alexander Biedermann
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  4. Alexander Biedermann
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  5. Alexander Biedermann
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-208

About this book


Alexander Biedermann presents a generic hardware-based virtualization approach, which may transform an array of any off-the-shelf embedded processors into a multi-processor system with high execution dynamism. Based on this approach, he highlights concepts for the design of energy aware systems, self-healing systems as well as parallelized systems. For the latter, the novel so-called Agile Processing scheme is introduced by the author, which enables a seamless transition between sequential and parallel execution schemes. The design of such virtualizable systems is further aided by introduction of a dedicated design framework, which integrates into existing, commercial workflows. As a result, this book provides comprehensive design flows for the design of embedded multi-processor systems-on-chip.


  • Virtualization for Embedded Processors
  • Generic Virtualization Layer for Multi-Processor Systems-on-Chip
  • Design Flow for Self-Healing Systems
  • Design Flow for Agile Processing Systems

Target Groups

  • Scientists and students in the field of embedded systems, especially reconfigurable systems
  • Engineers in the field of embedded HW/SW systems, such as in the automotive domain

About the Author

Alexander Biedermann completed his doctoral thesis at the Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt, and at the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) under supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sorin A. Huss.


Dynamic Reconfiguration FPGA Multi-Processor System-on-Chip Virtualization embedded systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Biedermann
    • 1
  1. 1.ICSTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-08046-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-08047-1
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