ARM System-on-Chip Architecture presents and discusses the major issues of system-on-chip design, including memory hierarchy, caches, memory management, on-chip buses, on-chip debug and production tests. It provides an overview of the ARM processor family, enabling the reader to decide which ARM is best for the job in hand, describes the ARM and Thumb programming models enabling the designer to begin to develop applications. It also covers all the latest ARM products and developments, including StrongARM, the ARM9 and ARM10 series of cores, and the ARM-based SoC components at the heart of Ericsson's Bluetooth technology, the Psion Series 5 PDA and Samsung's SGH2400 GSM handset. It includes details on the AMULET asynchronous ARM cores and the AMULET3H asynchronous SoC subsystem. ARM System-on-Chip Architecture is an essential handbook for system-on-chip designers using ARM processor cores and engineers working with the ARM. It can also be used as a course text for undergraduate and masters students of computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering.
1. An Introduction to Processor Design.
2. The ARM Architecture.
3. ARM Assembly Language Programming.
4. ARM Organization and Implementation.
5. The ARM Instruction Set.
6. Architectural Support for High-Level Languages.
7. The Thumb Instruction Set.
8. Architectural Support for System Development.
9. ARM Processor Cores.
10. Memory Hierarchy.
11. Architectural Support for Operating Systems.
12. ARM CPU Cores.
13. Embedded ARM Applications.
14. The AMULET Asynchronous ARM Processors.
Appendix: Computer Logic.
Steve Furber has a long association with the ARM, having helped create the first ARM chips during the 1980s. Now an academic, but still actively involved in ARM development, he presents an authoritative perspective on the many complex factors that influence the design of a modern system-on-chip and the microprocessor core that is at its heart. This book represents the culmination of fifteen years of experience of ARM research and development and of teaching undergraduate, masters and industrial training courses in system-on-chip design using the ARM.