Embedded computer systems are designed to talk to the real world. They require interfaces to connect their software to physical systems. Embedded system engineers must use a combination of pre-existing components and custom design to create the interfaces for their systems.
Marilyn Wolf’s Embedded System Interfacing takes a comprehensive approach to the interface between the embedded system and the software. It provides the necessary principles to understand how digital and analog interfaces work and how to design new interfaces for specific applications. The presentation is self-contained and practical. Discussions are based on real-world components. Design examples are used throughout the book to illustrate important concepts.
This book also complements Wolf’s Computers as Components, now in its fourth edition. CaC concentrates on software running on the CPU. Embedded System Interfacing explains the hardware that surrounds the CPU.
- Provides a comprehensive background in embedded system interfacing techniques
- Includes design examples to illustrate important concepts and serve as the basis for new designs
- Discusses well-known, widely available hardware components and computer-aided design tools
Undergraduate students taking an embedded systems design course focusing more on the hardware aspects; senior capstone computing/embedded systems courses
- Introduction (interfacing, circuit design review)
2. Standard interfaces (USB, Bluetooth, I2C)
3. Logic design (drive capability, high impedance logic, busses, logic protection)
4. Amplifiers (transistor small-signal amplifiers, large-signal amplifiers)
5. Filters (filter characteristics, analog filter design, digital filter design)
6. Analog and Digital Conversion (analog/digital conversion, digital/analog conversion)
7. Power (power supply principles)
8. System design (software vs. hardware, analog vs. digital)
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- © Morgan Kaufmann 2020
- 2nd March 2019
- Morgan Kaufmann
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Marilyn Wolf received her BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984, respectively. She was with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1989. She was on the faculty of Princeton University from 1989 to 2007. Her research interests include embedded computing, embedded video and computer vision, and VLSI systems. She has received the ASEE Terman Award and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM and an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core member. She is the author of two successful Morgan Kaufmann textbooks on embedded systems: Computers as Components, Fourth Edition (2016); and High-Performance Embedded Computing, Second Edition (2014), as well as her newest text The Physics of Computing (2016), a foundational view of the physical principles underlying computers.
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA