Hardware-dependent software introduction and overview

Wolfgang Ecker, Wolfgang Müller, Rainer Dömer

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Rapidly rising system complexity has created a growing productivity gap in the design of electronic systems. One critical component is Hardware-dependent Software (HdS), the importance of which is often underestimated. In this chapter, we introduce HdS and illustrate its role in the overall system design context. We also provide a brief overview and define a basic HdS terminology and conclude with a brief outlook over the following chapters in this book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHardware-dependent Software
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781402094354
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Hardware-dependent Software
  • Productivity Gap
  • Systems Complexity


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