Designing Embedded Hardware / Edition 2

Designing Embedded Hardware / Edition 2

by John Catsoulis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0596007558

ISBN-13: 9780596007553

Pub. Date: 05/23/2005

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated

Embedded computer systems literally surround us: they're in our cell phones, PDAs, cars, TVs, refrigerators, heating systems, and more. In fact, embedded systems are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the computer industry today.Along with the growing list of devices for which embedded computer systems are appropriate, interest is growing among

Overview

Embedded computer systems literally surround us: they're in our cell phones, PDAs, cars, TVs, refrigerators, heating systems, and more. In fact, embedded systems are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the computer industry today.Along with the growing list of devices for which embedded computer systems are appropriate, interest is growing among programmers, hobbyists, and engineers of all types in how to design and build devices of their own. Furthermore, the knowledge offered by this book into the fundamentals of these computer systems can benefit anyone who has to evaluate and apply the systems.The second edition of Designing Embedded Hardware has been updated to include information on the latest generation of processors and microcontrollers, including the new MAXQ processor. If you're new to this and don't know what a MAXQ is, don't worry—the book spells out the basics of embedded design for beginners while providing material useful for advanced systems designers.Designing Embedded Hardware steers a course between those books dedicated to writing code for particular microprocessors, and those that stress the philosophy of embedded system design without providing any practical information. Having designed 40 embedded computer systems of his own, author John Catsoulis brings a wealth of real-world experience to show readers how to design and create entirely new embedded devices and computerized gadgets, as well as how to customize and extend off-the-shelf systems.Loaded with real examples, this book also provides a roadmap to the pitfalls and traps to avoid. Designing Embedded Hardware includes:

  • The theory and practice of embedded systems
  • Understanding schematics and data sheets
  • Powering an embedded system
  • Producing and debugging an embedded system
  • Processors such as the PIC, Atmel AVR, and Motorola 68000-series
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) architectures
  • Protocols (SPI and I2C) used to add peripherals
  • RS-232C, RS-422, infrared communication, and USB
  • CAN and Ethernet networking
  • Pulse Width Monitoring and motor control
If you want to build your own embedded system, or tweak an existing one, this invaluable book gives you the understanding and practical skills you need.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596007553
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/23/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
398
Sales rank:
1,006,016
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: An Introduction to Computer Architecture
  • Chapter 2: Assembly Language
  • Chapter 3: Forth/Open Firmware
  • Chapter 4: Electronics 101
  • Chapter 5: Power Sources
  • Chapter 6: Building Hardware
  • Chapter 7: Adding Peripherals Using SPI
  • Chapter 8: Adding Peripherals Using I2C
  • Chapter 9: Serial Ports
  • Chapter 10: IrDA
  • Chapter 11: USB
  • Chapter 12: Networks
  • Chapter 13: Analog
  • Chapter 14: The PIC Microcontrollers
  • Chapter 15: The AVR Microcontrollers
  • Chapter 16: 68HC11
  • Chapter 17: MAXQ
  • Chapter 18: 68000-Series Computers
  • Chapter 19: DSP-Based Controllers
  • Colophon

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