Dynamic and Robust Streaming in and between Connected Consumer-Electronic Devices addresses a subject that is becoming more important over the years. On the one hand the arrival of home networks is imminent, and on the other hand we notice that chips integrate more and more functionality. The home network interconnects the Consumer Electronic (CE) devices in the home, and the individual CE-devices incorporate the chips to realize a ubiquitous streaming of video streams over this network.
Making such networks robust against user (re)configurations takes a large design effort. Both network and chips must be resilient against unexpected user behavior, perturbed communication, and unexpected inputs. The networks and chips must support a dynamic environment in which the user selects new videos, changes destinations or sources and generally does not want to be bothered by logistic issues in these networks. Traditionally, a network operator manages the network to adapt to user wishes. In the home, no such operator is present. and measures must be taken in chips and network to auto-manage the network.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges that face us. The book shows that there are many similarities between traditional networking and networks in the chip. However, there are some different operational conditions that lead to original solutions.
Dynamic and Robust Streaming in and between Connected Consumer-Electronic Devices focuses on the robustness aspects of the chosen technologies in the area of video steaming. Management of resources such as memory, bandwidth, CPU cycles, bus cycles is an aspect that is prominent in many of the sections.