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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
- A true introductory book, provides a comprehensive get up and running reference for those new to the field, and updating skills: assumes no prior knowledge beyond undergrad level electrical engineering
- Addresses the needs of practicing engineers, enabling it to get to the point more directly, and cover more ground. Covers hardware, software and middleware in a single volume
- Includes a library of design examples and design tools, plus a complete set of source code and embedded systems design tutorial materials from companion website
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
Foreword to the First Edition
About the Author
Section I: Introduction to Embedded Systems
Section I. Introduction to Embedded Systems
Introduction to Embedded Systems
Chapter 1. A Systems Approach to Embedded Systems Design
1.1 What Is an Embedded System?
1.2 An Introduction to Embedded Systems Architecture
1.3 The Embedded Systems Model
1.4 Why the Holistic, Architectural Systems Engineering Approach? The Golden Rules …
Chapter 1: Problems
Chapter 2. Know Your Standards
2.1 An Overview of Programming Languages and Examples of their Standards
2.2 Standards and Networking
2.3 Multiple Standards-Based Device Example: Digital Television (DTV) 
Chapter 2: Problems
Section II: Embedded Hardware
Section II. Embedded Hardware
Chapter 3. Embedded Hardware Building Blocks and the Embedded Board
3.1 Lesson One on Hardware: Learn to Read a Schematic!
3.2 The Embedded Board and the von Neumann Model
3.3 Powering the Hardware
3.4 Basic Hardware Materials: Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors
3.5 Common Passive Components on Boards and in Chips: Resistors, Capacitors, and Inductors
3.6 Semiconductors and the Active Building Blocks of Processors and Memory
3.7 Putting It All Together: The IC
Chapter 3: Problems
Chapter 4. Embedded Processors
4.1 ISA Architecture Models
4.2 Internal Processor Design
4.3 Processor Performance
4.4 Reading a Processor’s Datasheet
Chapter 4: Problems
Chapter 5. Board Memory
5.3 Auxiliary Memory
5.4 Memory Management of External Memory
5.5 Board Memory and Performance
Chapter 5: Problems
Chapter 6. Board I/O
6.1 Managing Data: Serial versus Parallel I/O
6.2 Interfacing the I/O Components
6.3 I/O and Performance
Chapter 6: Problems
Chapter 7. Board Buses
7.1 Bus Arbitration and Timing
7.2 Integrating the Bus with Other Board Components
7.3 Bus Performance
Chapter 7: Problems
Section III: Embedded Software Introduction
Section III. Embedded Software Introduction
Embedded Software Introduction
Chapter 8. Device Drivers
8.1 Example 1: Device Drivers for Interrupt Handling
8.2 Example 2: Memory Device Drivers
8.3 Example 3: On-Board Bus Device Drivers
8.4 Board I/O Driver Examples
Chapter 8: Problems
Chapter 9. Embedded Operating Systems
9.1 What Is a Process?
9.2 Multitasking and Process Management
9.3 Memory Management
9.4 I/O and File System Management
9.6 OS Performance Guidelines
9.7 Selecting the Right Embedded OS and BSPs
Chapter 9: Problems
Chapter 10. Middleware and Application Software
10.1 What is Middleware?
10.2 What Is an Application?
10.3 Middleware Examples
10.4 Application Layer Software Examples
Chapter 10: Problems
Section IV: Putting It All Together: Design and Development
Section IV. Putting It All Together: Design and Development
Putting it all Together: Design and Development
Chapter 11. Defining the System—Creating the Architecture and Documenting the Design
11.1 Creating an Embedded System Architecture
Chapter 11: Problems
Chapter 12. The Final Phases of Embedded Design: Implementation and Testing
12.1 Implementing the Design
12.2 Quality Assurance and Testing of the Design
12.3 Conclusion: Maintaining the Embedded System and Beyond
Chapter 12: Problems
Appendix A. Projects and Exercises
1 Section I Projects
2 Section II Projects
3 Section III Projects
4 Section IV Projects
Appendix B. Schematic Symbols
Appendix C. Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix D. Glossary
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- © Newnes 2013
- 14th December 2012
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Tammy Noergaard is Chief Specialist in Embedded Systems at Terma, Denmark. Tammy has a wealth of professional experience including Technical Lead/Manager (Denmark) at Vestas Wind Systems A/S, independent consultancy in systems engineering and as a Field Engineering Specialist for two Silicon Valley-based corporations. She has also worked as a software engineer with Sony Electronics and Hyundai.
Chief Specialist, Embedded Systems, Terma, Denmark
Review of the previous edition:
"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" --Jack Ganssle, embedded author, lecturer, consultant
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