This week, I finished reviewing final proofs for my upcoming book with Springer Verlag: The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems. Abstract:
Thermal performance is the new bottleneck in embedded systems design. As processing requirements increase, and physical device sizes continue to decrease, it is becoming more and more difficult to efficiently get heat out of embedded systems efficiently.
This book focuses on the root cause of heat in an embedded system: power. And since software has an enormous impact on power consumption in an embedded system, if we are to manage heat effectively, we need to therefore understand, categorize, and develop new ways to aggressively reduce power.
The Art of Software Thermal Management (STM) explores both the science and also the art of reducing power consumption in a computing system as a means to manage heat, improve component reliability, and increase system safety. This book is a pragmatic guide to the field of STM for embedded systems, a catalog of software thermal management techniques, and a call to action for future areas of research and development.
Scheduled publication date is January, 2014. Formats: print (hardcover, softcover), digital/e-book. Distribution: Springer direct, Amazon, Google, and through university library systems via Springer Link.
Mark Benson is Vice President of Engineering at SmartThings, a technology company based in Mountain View, CA and a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Mark is a regular speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, business, and society as it relates to product development, technology leadership, strategic planning and execution, intellectual property portfolio management, software architecture, information security, competitive positioning, and organizational behavior.