Fast and Effective Embedded Systems Design

Applying the ARM mbed

By

  • Rob Toulson, Research Fellow - Electronics, Audio and Music Technologies, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
  • Tim Wilmshurst, Head of Electronics, University of Derby, UK

Fast and Effective Embedded Systems Design is a fast-moving introduction to embedded system design, applying the innovative ARM mbed and its web-based development environment. Each chapter introduces a major topic in embedded systems, and proceeds as a series of practical experiments, adopting a "learning through doing" strategy. Minimal background knowledge is needed. C/C++ programming is applied, with a step-by-step approach which allows the novice to get coding quickly. Once the basics are covered, the book progresses to some "hot" embedded issues - intelligent instrumentation, networked systems, closed loop control, and digital signal processing.

Written by two experts in the field, this book reflects on the experimental results, develops and matches theory to practice, evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the technology or technique introduced, and considers applications and the wider context. Numerous exercises and end of chapter questions are included.

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Audience

Embedded systems engineers, undergraduates and graduates developing embedded applications

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2012
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-097768-3

Reviews

"The authors address a wide range of topics, including digital and analog input and output, interrupts, LCDs, and digital signal processing. The book provides deep insights into computer architecture, memory management, and input/output processes…Overall, this is a great book for computer hobbyists, embedded systems engineers, and students."--ComputingReviews.com, October 28, 2013
"Toulson…and Wilmshurst…explain how to program circuits on ARM's mbed microprocessor-based hardware platform and provide instructions for building a digital-to-analog converter, serial data links, and a liquid crystal display."--Reference and Research Book News, February 2013




Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
1 EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, MICROCONTROLLERS and ARM
2 INTRODUCING the MBED
3. DIGITAL INPUT and OUTPUT
4. ANALOG OUTPUT
5. ANALOG INPUT
6 FURTHER PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES
7. STARTING with SERIAL COMMUNICATIONS
8. LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS
9. INTERRUPTS, TIMERS and TASKS
10 MEMORY and DATA MANAGEMENT
11 An INTRODUCTION to DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
12 ADVANCED SERIAL COMMUNICATIONS
13 An INTRODUCTION to CONTROL SYSTEMS
14 LETTING GO of the MBED LIBRARIES
15 EXTENSION PROJECTS
APPENDIX A: SOME NUMBER SYSTEMS
APPENDIX B: SOME C ESSENTIALS
APPENDIX C: MBED TECHNICAL DATA
APPENDIX D: PARTS LIST
APPENDIX E: The TERA TERM TERMINAL EMULATOR