Embedded Systems Architecture: A Comprehensive Guide for Engineers and Programmers / Edition 1

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"This readable and practical text provides a much-needed "big picture" of embedded systems architecture for engineering students and embedded systems professionals. Written by an experienced embedded systems designer, it clarifies all concepts with references to specific embedded technology as it exists in the industry today, including many diagrams and applicable computer code. The text introduces a useful model as a means for understanding any embedded system design, no matter how complex, and shows how the relevant standards apply to and define a system's components." The book is well-suited for undergraduate embedded systems courses in electronics/electrical engineering and engineering technology departments in universities and colleges, for corporate training of employees, and for professional reference. The CD-ROM accompanying the text contains source code for the design examples and numerous design tools useful to both students and professionals.

This comprehensive textbook provides a broad and in-depth overview of embedded systems architecture for engineering students and embedded systems professionals. The book is well suited for undergraduate embedded systems courses in electronics/electrical engineering and engineering technology (EET) departments in universities and colleges, as well as for corporate training of employees.

The book is a readable and practical guide covering embedded hardware, firmware, and applications. It clarifies all concepts with references to current embedded technology as it exists in the industry today, including many diagrams and applicable computer code. Among the topics covered in detail are:
*hardware components, including processors, memory, buses, and I/O
*system software, including device drivers and operating systems
*use of assembly language and high-level languages such as C and Java
*interfacing and networking
*case studies of real-world embedded designs
*applicable standards grouped by system application

The CD-ROM accompanying the text contains source code for the design examples and numerous design tools useful to both students and professionals. A detailed laboratory manual suitable for a lab course in embedded systems design is also provided. Ancillaries also include a solutions manual and technical slides. Without a doubt the most accessible, comprehensive yet comprehensible book on embedded systems ever written! Leading companies and universities have been involved in the development of the content An instant classic

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Embedded Systems Architecture is a tour de force: a book on building embedded systems that truly deserves to be called “definitive.” Tammy Noergaard starts with first principles, then systematically illuminates everything from logic circuits and computer design to C and assembly programming.

Noergaard thoroughly walks you through every stage of designing and implementing an embedded system that will work reliably -- and profitably. Whether you’re reading datasheets, writing device drivers, or managing projects that transcend your area of expertise, you’ll find help here.

Noergaard’s career has ranged from Stanford to Berkeley, from Wind River to Sony (where she helped build some of the world’s best analogue TVs). Along the way, she’s picked up immense knowledge about building embedded systems and teaching others to do so. You’ll benefit mightily from that knowledge. Bill Camarda, from the June 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750677929
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 2/10/2005
  • Series: Embedded Technology Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Tammy Noergaard is Chief Specialist in Embedded Systems at Terma, Denmark. Tammy has a wealth of professional experience including Technical Lead/Manager (Denmark) at Vestas Wind Systems A/S, independent consultancy in systems engineering and as a Field Engineering Specialist for two Silicon Valley-based corporations. She has also worked as a software engineer with Sony Electronics and Hyundai.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A systems engineering approach to embedded systems design 5
Ch. 2 Know your standards 17
Ch. 3 Embedded hardware building blocks and the embedded board 77
Ch. 4 Embedded processors 129
Ch. 5 Board memory 223
Ch. 6 Board I/O (input/output) 253
Ch. 7 Board buses 287
Ch. 8 Device drivers 311
Ch. 9 Embedded operating systems 383
Ch. 10 Middleware and application software 445
Ch. 11 Defining the system - creating the architecture and documenting the design 509
Ch. 12 The final phases of embedded design : implementation and testing 541
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