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Embedded Systems Architecture

A Comprehensive Guide for Engineers and Programmers

"This book fills a void. Most books address only portions of the embedded problem. As the title indicates, this one is uniquely comprehensive. I consider it a must-read"

--Review of the 1st Edition. Jack Ganssle, embedded author, lecturer, consultant. Embedded Systems Architecture is a practical and technical guide to understanding the components that make up an embedded system’s architecture. This book is perfect for those starting out as technical professionals such as engineers, programmers and designers of embedded systems; and also for students of computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. It gives a much-needed ‘big picture’ for recently graduated engineers grappling with understanding the design of real-world systems for the first time, and provides professionals with a systems-level picture of the key elements that can go into an embedded design, providing a firm foundation on which to build their skills.

* Real-world approach to the fundamentals, as well as the design and architecture process, makes this book a popular reference for the daunted or the inexperienced: if in doubt, the answer is in here!

* Fully updated with new coverage of FPGAs, testing, middleware and the latest programming techniques in C, plus complete source code and sample code, reference designs and tools online make this the complete package

* Visit the companion web site at http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780123821966/ for source code, design examples, data sheets and more.


  • Beginning professionals - engineers, programmers, and designers of embedded systems; software and hardware engineers; IT architects; systems designers; new product developers.
  • Students in the areas of computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, bioengineering, and mechanical engineering.

Hardbound, 672 Pages

Published: December 2012

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-12-382196-6


  • Foreword


    About the Author

    Section I: Introduction to Embedded Systems

    Chapter 1: A Systems Engineering Approach to Embedded Systems Design

    Chapter 2: Know Your Standards

    Section II: Embedded Hardware

    Chapter 3: Embedded Hardware Building Blocks and the Embedded Board

    Chapter 4: Embedded Processors

    Chapter 5: Board Memory

    Chapter 6: Board I/O (Input/Output)

    Chapter 7: Board Buses

    Section III: Embedded Software Introduction

    Chapter 8: Device Drivers

    Chapter 9: Embedded Operating Systems

    Chapter 10: Middleware and Application Software

    Section IV: Putting It All Together: Design and Development

    Chapter 11: Defining the System-Creating the Architecture and Documenting the Design

    Chapter 12: The Final Phases of Embedded Design: Implementation and Testing

    Appendix A: Projects and Exercises

    Appendix B: Schematic Symbols

    Appendix C: Acronyms and Abbreviations

    Appendix D: Glossary


    What’s on the companion website


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