Embedded Controller Hardware Design

Embedded Controller Hardware Design

1st Edition - December 20, 2000

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  • Author: Ken Arnold
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080505558

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Ken Arnold is an experienced embedded systems designer and president of HiTech Equipment, Inc., an embedded systems design firm located in San Diego, California. He also teaches courses in embedded hardware and software design at the University of California-San Diego.

Key Features

Gives the reader an integrated hardware/software approach to embedded controller design
Stresses a "worst case" design approach for the harsh environments in which embedded systems are often used
Includes design examples to make important concepts come alive


Software and hardware engineers designing systems and software using embedded microcontrollers. This book will be especially valuable for software engineers seeking to understand how embedded hardware impacts the code they write for embedded systems.

Table of Contents

  • REVIEW OF ELECTRONICS FUNDAMENTALS: embedded microcontroller applications; microcontroller architectures; timing diagrams; the design and development process; MICROCONTROLLER CONCEPTS: von Neumann and Harvard architectures; 8052 architecture; 8051 instruction set; WORST-CASE TIMING, LOADING, ANALYSIS, AND DESIGN: fan-out and loading analysis; IC interfacing; noise analysis; worst-case design analysis; MEMORY TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERFACING: read/write memories; read-only memories; asynchronous and synchronous memory; memory management; CPU BUS INTERFACE AND TIMING: read/writer operations; address spaces and decoding; address, data, and control buses; DETAILED DESIGN EXAMPLE: the central processing unit; external data memory cycle; design problems; PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC DEVICES: introduction to programmable logic; I/O decoding and interfacing; IC design with PLDs; BASIC I/O INTERFACES: direct CPU I/O interfacing; direct memory access; elementary I/O devices; OTHER INTERFACES AND BUS CYCLES: interrupt cycles; software interrupts; hardware interrupts; OTHER USEFUL STUFF: electromagnetic compatibility; electrostatic discharge; fault tolerance; development tools; device selection; OTHER INTERFACES: analog signal conversion; proprietary synchronous serial interfaces; digital signal processing.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 246
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2001
  • Published: December 20, 2000
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080505558

About the Author

Ken Arnold

Ken Arnold is the founder and former president of Paragon Engineering Services, Houston, Texas. He has more that 40 years of experience in the operations and project management. He is actively involved in production facility design. He has served on numerous SPE, API, and government advisory committees as an expert on oil handling, produced-water treating, and safety aspects producing operations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Technical Advisor, WorleyParsons Group

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