Embedded Software

1st Edition

The Works

Authors: Colin Walls
Paperback ISBN: 9780750679541
eBook ISBN: 9780080461090
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 2nd September 2005
Page Count: 416
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Description

Embedded software needs have grown exponentially over the past quarter century. In 1975 writing 10,000 lines of assembly code was a considered a huge undertaking. Today, a cell phone can contain five million lines of C or C++! Embedded software developers must have a strong grasp of many complex topics in order to make faster, more efficient and more powerful microprocessors to meet the public’s growing demand. This practical guide, written by industry pioneer Colin Walls, helps embedded design engineers to rise to that challenge.

The author offers expertise and insights from his quarter century of design experience, covering a plethora of major concerns in an easy-to-reference essay format that provides the reader with detailed tips and techniques, and rigorous explanations of technologies. Contributions from other well-known designers in the embedded systems field offer additional seasoned perspectives on everything from exotic memories to USB software. This one book has an amazing breadth of coverage, undertaking all the key subjects embedded engineers need to understand in order to succeed, including Design and Development, Programming, Languages including C/C++, and UML, Real Time Operating Systems Considerations, Networking, Programmable Logic and much more.

For those in the field who are looking to broaden their professional skill-sets in order to advance, as well as those "newbies" just entering the field of embedded systems design, this comprehensive new reference is a must-have!

The accompanying CD-ROM contains source code for the many real-world examples in the text, to save readers from needless re-typing. Also included are PowerPoint slides to create training seminars or classes from the text, and various product-related spec sheets.

Key Features

  • Provides an amazing breadth of coverage by undertaking all the key subjects embedded engineers need to understand
  • Author is a true pioneer in the field, with almost 30 years' experience
  • Accompanying CD-ROM includes training materials and source code for the many real-world examples in the text

Readership

PRIMARY MARKET: Embedded Design Developers, Computer Engineers, Software Engineers, Electrical Engineers, System Engineers, System Architects

SECONDARY MARKET: Upper-level Undergrad and Post-graduate Computer Engineering Students

Table of Contents

Foreward Preface What’s on the CD-ROM?

  1. Embedded Software 1.1 What Makes an Embedded Application Tick? 1.2 Memory in Embedded Systems 1.3 Memory Architectures 1.4 How Software Influences Hardware Design 1.5 Migrating Your Software to a New Processor Architecture 1.6 Testing Computers on Wheels 1.7 Embedded Software for Transportation Applications 1.8 How to Choose a CPU for Your System on Chip Design 1.9 An Introduction to USB Software 1.10 USB On-the-Go
  2. Design and Development 2.1 Emerging Technology for Embedded Systems Software Development 2.2 Making Development Tool Choices 2.3 Eclipse – Bringing Embedded Tools Together 2.4 A Development System that Crosses RTOS Boundaries 2.5 Embedded Software and UML 2.6 Model-Based Systems Development with xrUML
  3. Programming 3.1 Programming for Exotic Memories 3.2 Self-Testing in Embedded Systems 3.3 A Command-Line Interpreter 3.4 Traffic Lights: An Embedded Software Application 3.5 PowerPC Assembler
  4. C Language 4.1 C Common 4.2 Using C Function Prototypes 4.3 Interrupt Functions and ANSI Keywords 4.4 Optimization for RISC Architectures 4.5 Bit by Bit 4.6 Programming Floating-Point Applications 4.7 Looking at C-A Different Perspective 4.8 Reducing Function Call Overhead 4.9 Structure Layout – Become an Expert 4.10 Memory and Programming in C 4.11 Pointers and Arrays in C and C++
  5. C++ 5.1 C++ in Embedded Systems – A Management Perspective 5.2 Why Convert from C to C++? 5.3 Clearing

Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Newnes 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
eBook ISBN:
9780080461090
Paperback ISBN:
9780750679541

About the Author

Colin Walls

Affiliations and Expertise

Embedded Systems Division, Mentor Graphics, London, UK.

Reviews

"This one book has an amazing breadth of coverage, undertaking all the key subjects embedded engineers need to understand in order to succeed." - eg3.com, November 2005