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Embedded Systems Dictionary
     

Embedded Systems Dictionary

by Jack Ganssle, Justin Fulmer (Designed by), Michael Barr
 

This technical dictionary defines the 2,500 most-used words in the embedded systems field, with over 4,500 entries and cross-references. Designed to serve both the technical and non-technical audience, this book defines advanced terms in two steps. The fi

This dictionary defines the 2,500 most-used words in the embedded systems field, with a general, contextual

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This technical dictionary defines the 2,500 most-used words in the embedded systems field, with over 4,500 entries and cross-references. Designed to serve both the technical and non-technical audience, this book defines advanced terms in two steps. The fi

This dictionary defines the 2,500 most-used words in the embedded systems field, with a general, contextual definition for less technical readers, and an in-depth definition for serious technical readers.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
A dictionary designed just for people interested in embedded systems, this outstanding book does justice to its name. Each term is thoroughly defined in easy-to-read text. Where needed, a term may be accompanied by a picture, diagram, table, or schematic to help illustrate the definition. You can't beat this dictionary for clear elucidation of the terminology you need to have at your fingertips in studying or working in the embedded systems field.

Authors Jack Ganssle and Michael Barr begin each definition by using a part-of-speech key (e.g., abbr.: abbreviation or acronym; adj.: adjective; etc.) and, where its not obvious, indicate standard pronunciation. The first sentence of each entry is a concise statement of the term's meaning. The authors follow with any abbreviations, alternative terms or -- in the case of an acronym, for example -- expansions. Definitions of key terms are almost encyclopedic in their length, and many others include helpful diagrams, schematics, figures, equations, and code listings. There are even tips for further reading where appropriate sources exist. And everything is cross-referenced to the nth degree.

Anyone who must be knowledgeable about embedded systems will find this excellent dictionary a gold mine full of useful information. For the sales and marketing folks and managers, this dictionary may be all that they really need. On the other hand, for engineers and technical writers, far more depth follows. Overall, you will surely want this book on your desk for handy reference. John R. Vacca

John R. Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written nearly 40 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578201204
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/04/2003
Series:
R and D Developer Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.64(d)

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Jean Labrosse
an incredible piece of work ... Definitions are very clearly described and some are even accompanied by practical examples.
author, MicroC/OS-II
Stuart Ball
An indispensable guide for anyone who needs to understand the terminology and buzzwords.
Seagate Technologies; author, Embedded Microprocessor Systems
John Catsoulis
a must for hardware engineers, software engineers, and students alike. The definitions give not just meaning, but relevant background information.
author, Designing Embedded Hardware
Bruce Powel Douglass
a valuable desktop reference to the confusing plethora of terms … [it] will find a place on my desktop!
Ph.D., chief evangelist, I-Logix
Benjamin M. Brosgol
covers the territory and then some—software, hardware, organizations, people, standards—in a manner that is sometimes irreverent but never irrelevant.
senior technical staff member, Ada Core Technologies
Olaf Pfeiffer
It is the first book we recommend to all our students.
tutor and co-founder, Embedded Systems Academy
Andrew Girson
This comprehensive reference will quickly become a strategic ally of both engineers and managers.
CEO, InHand Electronics, Inc.

Meet the Author

Jack Ganssle has 30 years' experience developing embedded systems. He has authored two books, The Art of Programming Embedded Systems and The Art of Designing Embedded Systems, and writes a regular column in Embedded Systems Programming magazine. Michael Barr is the editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Programming magazine and the principal of Netrino Consultants Network. He wrote Programming Embedded Systems in C and C++.

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