Embedded Microprocessor Systems: Real World Design / Edition 3

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Overview

*Covers all 'species' of embedded system chips rather than specific hardware
• Learn how to cope with 'real world' problems
• Design embedded systems products that are reliable and work in real applications

The new edition of Embedded Microprocessor Systems provides an introduction to the design of embedded microprocessor systems, from the initial concept through debugging the final result. Now included are brand new material on DMA, interrupts and an emphasis throughout on the real-time nature of embedded systems. Unlike many books on the market, Embedded Microprocessor Systems is not limited to describing any specific processor family, but covers the operation of and interfaces to several types of processors with an emphasis on cost and design tradeoffs.

Included throughout the book are numerous examples, tips, and pitfalls you can only learn from an experienced designer. Not only will you find out how to implement faster and better design processes, but also how to avoid time-consuming and expensive mistakes. The author's many years of experience in industry have given him an extremely practical approach to design realities and problems. He describes the entire process of designing circuits and the software that controls them, assessing the system requirements, as well as testing and debugging systems.

The less-experienced engineer will be able to apply Ball's advice to everyday projects and challenges immediately with amazing results. In this new edition, the author has expanded the section on debug to include avoiding common hardware, software and interrupt problems. Other new features include an expanded section on system integration and debug to address the capabilities of more recent emulators and debuggers, a section about combination microcontroller/PLD devices, and expanded information on industry standard embedded platforms.

Audience: Engineers and technicians working with embedded microprocessors; advanced students.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
I'm very impressed...[Embedded Microprocessor Systems] covers many aspects of developing embedded systems that engineers new to the field may not consider.
-Ken Davidson, Editor-in-Chief of Circuit Cellar INK, about the previous edition

This book will provide an excellent introduction for someone new to the art of embedding microprocessors into systems. It is labeled as an introduction to the design of embedded microprocessor systems, and I think it achieves this better than any other book I have seen. So can I recommend this book? Yes, very much. It is up-to-date, clear, and full of helpful tips.
-Dr. Alistair Armitage, Measurement & Control

Students and engineers new to embedded work looking for a general introduction to embedded system design will benefit from this book. It is suitable for engineers coming from the software or the hardware side. Highly Recommended.
-Chris Hills, CVu

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750675345
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/18/2002
  • Edition description: THIRD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Senior Electrical Engineer who has worked for the past twenty years in the field of embedded control systems. He previously worked on Global Positioning Systems and secure communications equipment at Rockwell International, on document processing equipment at Banctec, and on medical electronics at Organon-Teknika. He has written several books and many articles for periodicals such as Circuit Cellar INK, and Modern Electronics.

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Table of Contents

System Design; Hardware Design 1; Hardware Design 2; Software Design; Interrupts in Embedded Systems; Adding Debug Hardware and Software; System Integration and Debug; Multiprocessor Systems; Real-Time Operating Systems; Industry-Standard Embedded Platforms; Advanced Microprocessor Concepts; Example System Specifications; Number Systems; Digital Logic Review; Basic Microprocessor Concepts; Embedded Websites

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