- Print ISBN 9780123821966
- Electronic ISBN 9780123821973
"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"
--Review of the 1st Edition. Jack Ganssle, embedded author, lecturer, consultant.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.
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 Exter