If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire?: Embedded Debugging Methods Revealed - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750682183, 9780080941752

If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire?: Embedded Debugging Methods Revealed

1st Edition

Technical Mysteries for Engineers

Authors: Lisa Simone
Paperback ISBN: 9780750682183
eBook ISBN: 9780080941752
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 22nd March 2007
Page Count: 304

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Description

This new book manages the unthinkable- it conveys crucial technical information to engineers without boring them to tears! In this unique reference, expert embedded designer Lisa Simone provides the solutions to typical embedded software debugging problems from a fresh new perspective. She introduces a team of engineers who readers will recognize from their own workplaces, and then confronts them with real-world debugging scenarios of progressive complexity, drawing the reader into the “mysteries” with their new fictional colleagues, and guiding them step-by-step toward successful solutions.

Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: The Case of the Irate Customer: Debugging Other People's Code, Fast Chapter 2: The Newest Employee: Learning the Embedded Ropes Through Code Inheritance Chapter 3: It Compiles with No Errors; It Must Work! Integrating Changes in a Larger System Chapter 4: The Case of Thermal Runaway: Rare Transient Bugs are Still Bugs Chapter 5: The Case of the Creeping Slider Carriage and the Case of the Hesitating Clock: Alternate Methods of Understanding System Performance Chapter 6: If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire? Chapter 7: The Case of the Rapid Heartbeat: Meeting the Spirit of the Requirement Chapter 8: What Kind of Error Message is "lume Fault"? When all of the Symptoms Seem Impossible Chapter 9: When It's Not Hardware, It's Software. And Vice Versa. Blurring the Interface. Chapter 10: Li Mei’s List of Debugging Secrets

Key Features

·Unique format casts the reader as "technical detective" by presenting a new mystery in every chapter ·Not another dry technical book! Conversational tone and intriguing quandaries draw the reader into the action, while teaching crucial debugging skills ·The final chapter, a summary of the smart debugging techniques introduced throughout the book, is a quick reference to help solve future problems

Readership

PRIMARY MARKET: Embedded Design, Software, and System Engineers and Managers

SECONDARY MARKET: Undergrad and post-graduate electrical and computer engineering students

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Case of the Irate Customer: Debugging Other People's Code, Fast Chapter 2: The Newest Employee: Learning the Embedded Ropes Through Code Inheritance
Chapter 3: It Compiles with No Errors; It Must Work! Integrating Changes in a Larger System
Chapter 4: The Case of Thermal Runaway: Rare Transient Bugs are Still Bugs
Chapter 5: The Case of the Creeping Slider Carriage and the Case of the Hesitating Clock: Alternate Methods of Understanding System Performance
Chapter 6: If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire?
Chapter 7: The Case of the Rapid Heartbeat: Meeting the Spirit of the Requirement
Chapter 8: What Kind of Error Message is "lume Fault"? When all of the Symptoms Seem Impossible Chapter 9: When It's Not Hardware, It's Software. And Vice Versa. Blurring the Interface.
Chapter 10: Li Mei’s List of Debugging Secrets

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Newnes 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
eBook ISBN:
9780080941752
Paperback ISBN:
9780750682183

About the Author

Lisa Simone

Affiliations and Expertise

Embedded Systems Architect and Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ.

Reviews

"Great title and a good read too, especially if you like stories from the trenches. Simone does more than just revive old ghosts. She brings out the debugging techniques in context." - William Wong, Electronic Design