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Non-Blocking Hardware Coding For Embedded Systems, Derek Caleb Klein May 2011

Non-Blocking Hardware Coding For Embedded Systems, Derek Caleb Klein

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Embedded Systems can be found in devices that people use every day. In the pursuit of faster and smarter devices, more powerful processing units are needed in these embedded systems. A key component of powerful processing units is the supporting software. While the raw processing power of microcontroller has been continually advancing, the improvements in the supporting software for medium scale embedded systems have been lacking. This thesis focuses on improving the software on medium scale systems by discussing the practical application of non-blocking coding techniques. The basic concept of how non-blocking code improves the performance of a system is ...