From the Foreword. . . . . .The intellectual content in this book is high. While some of the methods it describes are relatively simple, most are quite sophisticated. Yet examples are given that concretely demonstrate how these concepts can be applied in practical hardware architectures. Moreover, there is very little overlap with other books on parallel processing. The focus on application-specific processors and their use in embedded systems leads to a rather different set of techniques. I believe that this book defines a new discipline. It gives a systematic approach to problems that engineers have been able to face only in an ad hoc way before.
---Edward A. Lee Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley