Embedded Microprocessor Systems

Real World Design


  • Stuart Ball, Embedded Systems consultant and author

The less-experienced engineer will be able to apply Ball's advice to everyday projects and challenges immediately with amazing results. In this new edition, the author has expanded the section on debug to include avoiding common hardware, software and interrupt problems. Other new features include an expanded section on system integration and debug to address the capabilities of more recent emulators and debuggers, a section about combination microcontroller/PLD devices, and expanded information on industry standard embedded platforms.
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Engineers and technicians working with embedded microprocessors; advanced students.


Book information

  • Published: November 2002
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7534-5


I'm very impressed...[Embedded Microprocessor Systems] covers many aspects of developing embedded systems that engineers new to the field may not consider. -Ken Davidson, Editor-in-Chief of Circuit Cellar INK, about the previous edition This book will provide an excellent introduction for someone new to the art of embedding microprocessors into systems. It is labeled as an introduction to the design of embedded microprocessor systems, and I think it achieves this better than any other book I have seen. So can I recommend this book? Yes, very much. It is up-to-date, clear, and full of helpful tips. -Dr. Alistair Armitage, Measurement & Control Students and engineers new to embedded work looking for a general introduction to embedded system design will benefit from this book. It is suitable for engineers coming from the software or the hardware side. Highly Recommended. -Chris Hills, CVu

Table of Contents

System Design; Hardware Design 1; Hardware Design 2; Software Design; Interrupts in Embedded Systems; Adding Debug Hardware and Software; System Integration and Debug; Multiprocessor Systems; Real-Time Operating Systems; Industry-Standard Embedded Platforms; Advanced Microprocessor Concepts; Example System Specifications; Number Systems; Digital Logic Review; Basic Microprocessor Concepts; Embedded Websites