The rapid evolution of technical capabilities in the systems engineering (SE) community requires constant clarification of how to answer the following questions: What is Systems Architecture?
Author: Charles Dickerson
Publisher: CRC Press
The rapid evolution of technical capabilities in the systems engineering (SE) community requires constant clarification of how to answer the following questions: What is Systems Architecture? How does it relate to Systems Engineering? What is the role of a Systems Architect? How should Systems Architecture be practiced? A perpetual reassessment of concepts and practices is taking place across various systems disciplines at every level in the SE community. Architecture and Principles of Systems Engineering addresses these integral issues and prepares you for changes that will be occurring for years to come. With their simplified discussion of SE, the authors avoid an overly broad analysis of concepts and terminology. Applying their substantial experience in the academic, government, and commercial R&D sectors, this book is organized into detailed sections on: Foundations of Architecture and Systems Engineering Modeling Languages, Frameworks, and Graphical Tools Using Architecture Models in Systems Analysis and Design Aerospace and Defense Systems Engineering Describing ways to improve methods of reasoning and thinking about architecture and systems, the text integrates concepts, standards, and terminologies that embody emerging model-based approaches but remain rooted in the long-standing practices of engineering, science, and mathematics. With an emphasis on maintaining conceptual integrity in system design, this text describes succinct practical approaches that can be applied to the vast array of issues that readers must resolve on a regular basis. An exploration of the important questions above, this book presents the authors’ invaluable experience and insights regarding the path to the future, based on what they have seen work through the power of model-based approaches to architecture and systems engineering.
This book uses an architectural systems engineering approach to embedded
systems because it is one of the most powerful tools that can be used to
understand an embedded systems design or to resolve challenges faced when
designing a ...
Author: Tammy Noergaard
This comprehensive textbook provides a broad and in-depth overview of embedded systems architecture for engineering students and embedded systems professionals. The book is well-suited for undergraduate embedded systems courses in electronics/electrical engineering and engineering technology (EET) departments in universities and colleges, and for corporate training of employees. The book is a readable and practical guide covering embedded hardware, firmware, and applications. It clarifies all concepts with references to current embedded technology as it exists in the industry today, including many diagrams and applicable computer code. Among the topics covered in detail are: hardware components, including processors, memory, buses, and I/O system software, including device drivers and operating systems use of assembly language and high-level languages such as C and Java interfacing and networking case studies of real-world embedded designs applicable standards grouped by system application The CD-ROM accompanying the text contains source code for the design examples and numerous design tools useful to both students and professionals. A detailed laboratory manual suitable for a lab course in embedded systems design is also provided. Ancillaries also include a solutions manual and technical slides. * without a doubt the most accessible, comprehensive yet comprehensible book on embedded systems ever written! * leading companies and universities have been involved in the development of the content * an instant classic!
This book introduces an original model of intelligent systems, integrating knowledge from diverse sources and developing a general theory that can be used for the analysis of all kinds of highly complex systems, from whole economies to ...
Author: Alex Meystel
This comprehensive treatment of the field of intelligent systems is written by two of the foremost authorities in the field. The authors clearly examine the theoretical and practical aspects of these systems. The book focuses on the NIST-RCS (Real-time Control System) model that has been used recently in the Mars Rover.
This guide for software architects builds upon legacies of best practice, explaining key areas and how to make architectural designs successful.
Author: Nick Rozanski
Software Systems Architecture, Second Edition is a highly regarded, practitioner-oriented guide to designing and implementing effective architectures for information systems. It is both a readily accessible introduction to software architecture and an invaluable handbook of well-established best practices. With this book you will learn how to Design and communicate an architecture that reflects and balances the different needs of its stakeholders Focus on architecturally significant aspects of design, including frequently overlooked areas such as performance, resilience, and location Use scenarios and patterns to drive the creation and validation of your architecture Document your architecture as a set of related views Reflecting new standards and developments in the field, this new edition extends and updates much of the content, and Adds a “system context viewpoint” that documents the system's interactions with its environment Expands the discussion of architectural principles, showing how they can be used to provide traceability and rationale for architectural decisions Explains how agile development and architecture can work together Positions requirements and architecture activities in the project context Presents a new lightweight method for architectural validation Whether you are an aspiring or practicing software architect, you will find yourself referring repeatedly to the practical advice in this book throughout the lifecycle of your projects. A supporting Web site containing further information can be found at www.viewpoints-and-perspectives.info.
This book is primary focused on real problems with emphasis on architectural techniques across various aspects of chip-design, especially in context to embedded systems.
Author: Mohit Arora
The book's aim is to highlight all the complex issues, tasks and techniques that must be mastered by a SoC Architect to define and architect SoC for an embedded application. This book is primary focused on real problems with emphasis on architectural techniques across various aspects of chip-design, especially in context to embedded systems. The book covers aspects of embedded systems in a consistent way, starting with basic concepts that provides introduction to embedded systems and gradually increasing the depth to reach advanced concepts, such as power management and design consideration for maximum power efficiency and higher battery life. Theoretical part has been intentionally kept to the minimum that is essentially required to understand the subject. The guidelines explained across various chapters are independent of any CAD tool or silicon process and are applicable to any SoC architecture targeted for embedded systems.
The book's reach is as broad as it is detailed, intended both for IT experts just now adopting the technology and for GIS experts just now getting into system design - and for the nontechnical executives who need to take advantage of ...
Author: Dave Peters
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
The book's reach is as broad as it is detailed, intended both for IT experts just now adopting the technology and for GIS experts just now getting into system design - and for the nontechnical executives who need to take advantage of advancements in technology while managing change."--Jacket.
This book is your comprehensive guide toward making the best possible decisions.
Author: Alexander Davidenkoff
Publisher: SAP PRESS
When designing your global SAP systems, you must consider the key question of whether you should implement one global system or several distributed local systems. This book helps you to make a sound decision and successfully implement the most appropriate system architecture. In this book, you'll learn about the business process challenges faced by a global enterprise, and you'll explore the technical requirements for carrying out global implementation projects. All relevant subject areas are covered, including the many different requirements global systems must meet, factors influencing the architecture, and available architecture options. In addition, you'll find valuable information and best practices on how to optimally map system topologies through IT. Extensive customer examples and an invaluable decision matrix serve to round off this comprehensive guide.
As our communication equipment becomes more sophisticated, so do the radios and other hardware required to enable that technology. Common radio architectures are required to make this technology work seamlessly.
Author: John W. M. Rogers
Publisher: Artech House
Communication devices such as smart phones, GPS systems, and Bluetooth, are now part of our daily lives more than ever before. As our communication equipment becomes more sophisticated, so do the radios and other hardware required to enable that technology. Common radio architectures are required to make this technology work seamlessly. This resource describes practical aspects of radio frequency communications systems design, bridging the gap between system-level design considerations and circuit-level design specifications. Industry experts not only provide detailed calculations and theory to determine block level specifications, but also discuss basic theory and operational concepts. This resource also includes extensive, up-to-date application examples.
Accessible to software engineers and developers as well as students in IT disciplines, this book enhances readers’ understanding of the hardware infrastructure used in software engineering projects.
Author: Aharon Yadin
Publisher: CRC Press
Computer Systems Architecture provides IT professionals and students with the necessary understanding of computer hardware. It addresses the ongoing issues related to computer hardware and discusses the solutions supplied by the industry. The book describes trends in computing solutions that led to the current available infrastructures, tracing the initial need for computers to recent concepts such as the Internet of Things. It covers computers’ data representation, explains how computer architecture and its underlying meaning changed over the years, and examines the implementations and performance enhancements of the central processing unit (CPU). It then discusses the organization, hierarchy, and performance considerations of computer memory as applied by the operating system and illustrates how cache memory significantly improves performance. The author proceeds to explore the bus system, algorithms for ensuring data integrity, input and output (I/O) components, methods for performing I/O, various aspects relevant to software engineering, and nonvolatile storage devices, such as hard drives and technologies for enhancing performance and reliability. He also describes virtualization and cloud computing and the emergence of software-based systems’ architectures. Accessible to software engineers and developers as well as students in IT disciplines, this book enhances readers’ understanding of the hardware infrastructure used in software engineering projects. It enables readers to better optimize system usage by focusing on the principles used in hardware systems design and the methods for enhancing performance.
Intended for students in IT, MIS, Software Engineering, and IS Management, this book is designed to enhance student understanding of hardware system architecture.
Author: Aharon Yadin
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC
Intended for students in IT, MIS, Software Engineering, and IS Management, this book is designed to enhance student understanding of hardware system architecture. The book is not about the digital circuits and components of the systems, but concentrates on the principles used in hardware system design and the methods used for enhancing performance. In addition, it includes several chapters dedicated to future and emerging architectures related not only to computer systems, but to appliances such as embedded systems, mobile devices, and more.
Ten case studies demonstrate ways to coordinate the architectural and engineering components in complex buildings to make the different elements (structural, electrical, mechanical, and architectural) function as an integrated whole.
Author: Ezra D. Ehrenkrantz
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Ten case studies demonstrate ways to coordinate the architectural and engineering components in complex buildings to make the different elements (structural, electrical, mechanical, and architectural) function as an integrated whole. Treats residential, academic, and medical facilities. No bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This book presents a coherent approach to computer system design that encompasses many, if not most, of the design problems and solutions options.
Author: Richard Y. Kain
This book presents a coherent approach to computer system design that encompasses many, if not most, of the design problems and solutions options. Covers not only the basic "tricks" and techniques, but also the relationships between software and hardware levels of system implementation and operation.
Thus, the book details the enterprise engineering process from initial conceptualization of an enterprise to its final design.
Author: Ronald E. Giachetti
Publisher: CRC Press
In practice, many different people with backgrounds in many different disciplines contribute to the design of an enterprise. Anyone who makes decisions to change the current enterprise to achieve some preferred structure is considered a designer. What is problematic is how to use the knowledge of separate aspects of the enterprise to achieve a globally optimized enterprise. The synthesis of knowledge from many disciplines to design an enterprise defines the field of enterprise engineering. Because enterprise systems are exceedingly complex, encompassing many independent domains of study, students must first be taught how to think about enterprise systems. Specifically written for advanced and intermediate courses and modules, Design of Enterprise Systems: Theory, Architecture, and Methods takes a system-theoretical perspective of the enterprise. It describes a systematic approach, called the enterprise design method, to design the enterprise. The design method demonstrates the principles, models, methods, and tools needed to design enterprise systems. The author uses the enterprise system design methodology to organize the chapters to mimic the completion of an actual project. Thus, the book details the enterprise engineering process from initial conceptualization of an enterprise to its final design. Pedagogical tools available include: For instructors: PowerPoint® slides for each chapter Project case studies that can be assigned as long-term projects to accompany the text Quiz questions for each chapter Business Process Analyzer software available for download For students: Templates, checklists, forms, and models to support enterprise engineering activities The book fills a need for greater design content in engineering curricula by describing how to design enterprise systems. Inclusion of design is also critical for business students, since they must realize the import their decisions may have on the long-term design of the enterprises they work with. The book’s practical focus and project-based approach coupled with the pedagogical tools gives students the knowledge and skills they need to lead enterprise engineering projects.
Close attention is given to the way XML changes existing development patters and paradigms. In addition, the book presents the new patterns and strategies emerging in XML system design.
Author: Ajay M. Rambhia
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Although much has been made of the impact XML is having on Web development, the most significant changes brought about by XML have been in the way distributed systems store and exchange information. XML Distributed Systems Design offers in-depth architectural models for devising open-ended systems and provides templates for complex data interchange and mining theories as related to XML. XML Distributed Systems Design addresses core XML technologies such as XSL, DTD, XML Query, Data Warehouses, Data Mining, Distributed Systems Architecture, Web-based system design, Distributed Systems Framework, SOAP, SAX and using XML enabled tools for development and problem solving. Close attention is given to the way XML changes existing development patters and paradigms. In addition, the book presents the new patterns and strategies emerging in XML system design.
Architecture of a Database System presents an architectural discussion of DBMS design principles, including process models, parallel architecture, storage system design, transaction system implementation, query processor and optimizer ...
Author: Joseph M. Hellerstein
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
Architecture of a Database System presents an architectural discussion of DBMS design principles, including process models, parallel architecture, storage system design, transaction system implementation, query processor and optimizer architectures, and typical shared components and utilities.
OPTIMIZING FUNCTIONAL DISTRIBUTION IN COMPLEX SYSTEM DESIGN
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Author: Bernd Kleinjohann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Due to the decreasing production costs of IT systems, applications that had to be realised as expensive PCBs formerly, can now be realised as a system-on-chip. Furthermore, low cost broadband communication media for wide area communication as well as for the realisation of local distributed systems are available. Typically the market requires IT systems that realise a set of specific features for the end user in a given environment, so called embedded systems. Some examples for such embedded systems are control systems in cars, airplanes, houses or plants, information and communication devices like digital TV, mobile phones or autonomous systems like service- or edutainment robots. For the design of embedded systems the designer has to tackle three major aspects: The application itself including the man-machine interface, The (target) architecture of the system including all functional and non-functional constraints and, the design methodology including modelling, specification, synthesis, test and validation. The last two points are a major focus of this book. This book documents the high quality approaches and results that were presented at the International Workshop on Distributed and Parallel Embedded Systems (DIPES 2000), which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), and organised by IFIP working groups WG10.3, WG10.4 and WG10.5. The workshop took place on October 18-19, 2000, in Schloß Eringerfeld near Paderborn, Germany. Architecture and Design of Distributed Embedded Systems is organised similar to the workshop. Chapters 1 and 4 (Methodology I and II) deal with different modelling and specification paradigms and the corresponding design methodologies. Generic system architectures for different classes of embedded systems are presented in Chapter 2. In Chapter 3 several design environments for the support of specific design methodologies are presented. Problems concerning test and validation are discussed in Chapter 5. The last two chapters include distribution and communication aspects (Chapter 6) and synthesis techniques for embedded systems (Chapter 7). This book is essential reading for computer science researchers and application developers.