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Hardware/Firmware Interface Design: Best Practices for Improving Embedded Systems Development

Hardware/Firmware Interface Design: Best Practices for Improving Embedded Systems Development

by Gary StringhamGary Stringham
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Why care about hardware/firmware interaction? These interfaces are critical, a solid hardware design married with adaptive firmware can access all the capabilities of an application and overcome limitations caused by poor communication. For the first time, a book has come along that will help hardware engineers and firmware engineers work together to mitigate or eliminate problems that occur when hardware and firmware are not optimally compatible. Solving these issues will save time and money, getting products to market sooner to create more revenue.

The principles and best practices presented in this book will prove to be a valuable resource for both hardware and firmware engineers. Topics include register layout, interrupts, timing and performance, aborts, and errors. Real world cases studies will help to solidify the principles and best practices with an aim towards cleaner designs, shorter schedules, and better implementation!

  • Reduce product development delays with the best practices in this book
  • Concepts apply to ASICs, ASSPs, SoCs, and FPGAs
  • Real-world examples and case studies highlight the good and bad of design processes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856176057
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Principles Chapter 3 - Collaboration Chapter 4 - Planning Chapter 5 - Documentation Chapter 6 - Superblock Chapter 7 - Design Chapter 8 - Registers Chapter 9 - Interrupts Chapter 10 - Aborts, etc Chapter 11 - Hooks Chapter 12 - Conclusion

Appendix A: Best Practices Appendix B: Bicycle Controller Specification  Appendix C: Using this Book in a University (only available online at Appendix D: Glossary                                                                                                                                          Index

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