Designing Embedded Hardware / Edition 2

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You use embedded computers every day, whether it's the system controlling your toaster, your alarm clock, or your car's automatic transmission. Experienced programmers know that knowledge of the underlying hardware is critical for crafting the best embedded software. Designing Embedded Hardware is a book about designing small machines for embedded applications. There are many books on the market dedicated to writing code for particular microprocessors, or that stress the philosophy of embedded system design without providing any practical information. This book steers a middle path, telling you what you need to know to create your own products, and distilling much of the lore of embedded systems design into a single volume. It shows you how to build a complete embedded system, add peripherals, and connect your system to other devices. Software professionals who want to design their own hardware -- not assemble a PC, but create entirely new devices and computerized gadgets -- will find a wealth of information in this book to help them penetrate the mysteries of creating hardware.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596007553
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/23/2005
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 398
  • Sales rank: 770,161
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Catsoulis lives under the tropical sun in Brisbane, Australia. He has a Bachelor of Science with Honors (Griffith University) with a triple major in quantum physics, electronics and mathematics, and a Master of Engineering (La Trobe University) in specialized computer architectures. He has been responsible for the design of more computer systems than he can remember, from tiny finger-sized machines to multi-processor compute engines. Corporations and government bodies around the world have used his designs and software. John has also taught the dark arts of computer architecture and design at several Universities. He is currently conducting research at the University of Queensland into fault-tolerant reconfigurable computers for spacecraft avionics.

When not slaving over a hot microprocessor, John enjoys hiking and camping, wildlife and landscape photography, fishing, dabbling in permaculture, cooking Indian and Mediterranean food, and playing model trains with his nephews, Andrew and James.

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Table of Contents




  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    to Computer Architecture

  • Chapter 2: Electronics 101

  • Chapter 3: Power Sources

  • Chapter 4: Building It
Embedded Processors and Systems

  • Chapter 5: The PIC Microcontrollers

  • Chapter 6: The AVR Microcontrollers

  • Chapter 7: 68000-Series Computers

  • Chapter 8: DSP-Based Controllers
Peripherals and Interfacing

  • Chapter 9: Adding Peripherals Using SPI and I2C

  • Chapter 10: Serial Ports

  • Chapter 11: Networks

  • Chapter 12: Analog

Chapter 13: References


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