Making Embedded Systems

Author: Elecia White
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449320584
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Computers

Interested in developing embedded systems? Since they don’t tolerate inefficiency, these systems require a disciplined approach to programming. This easy-to-read guide helps you cultivate a host of good development practices, based on classic software design patterns and new patterns unique to embedded programming. Learn how to build system architecture for processors, not operating systems, and discover specific techniques for dealing with hardware difficulties and manufacturing requirements. Written by an expert who’s created embedded systems ranging from urban surveillance and DNA scanners to children’s toys, this book is ideal for intermediate and experienced programmers, no matter what platform you use. Optimize your system to reduce cost and increase performance Develop an architecture that makes your software robust in resource-constrained environments Explore sensors, motors, and other I/O devices Do more with less: reduce RAM consumption, code space, processor cycles, and power consumption Learn how to update embedded code directly in the processor Discover how to implement complex mathematics on small processors Understand what interviewers look for when you apply for an embedded systems job "Making Embedded Systems is the book for a C programmer who wants to enter the fun (and lucrative) world of embedded systems. It’s very well written—entertaining, even—and filled with clear illustrations." —Jack Ganssle, author and embedded system expert.

Software Engineering for Embedded Systems

Author: Mark Kraeling
Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
ISBN: 9780128072394
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This chapter provides some guidelines that are commonly used in embedded software development. It starts with principles of programming, including readability, testability, and maintainability. The chapter then proceeds with discussing how to start an embedded software project, including considerations for hardware, file organization, and development guidelines. The focus then shifts to programming guidelines that are important to any software development project, which includes the importance of a syntax coding standard. The chapter concludes with descriptions of variables and definitions and how they are typically used in an embedded software project.

Introduction to Embedded Systems

Author: Edward Ashford Lee
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262533812
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Computers

An introduction to the engineering principles of embedded systems, with a focus on modeling, design, and analysis of cyber-physical systems.

Embedded Engineering Education

Author: Roman Szewczyk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319275406
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: Computers

This book focuses on the outcome of the European research project “FP7-ICT-2011-8 / 317882: Embedded Engineering Learning Platform” E2LP. Additionally, some experiences and researches outside this project have been included. This book provides information about the achieved results of the E2LP project as well as some broader views about the embedded engineering education. It captures project results and applications, methodologies, and evaluations. It leads to the history of computer architectures, brings a touch of the future in education tools and provides a valuable resource for anyone interested in embedded engineering education concepts, experiences and material. The book contents 12 original contributions and will open a broader discussion about the necessary knowledge and appropriate learning methods for the new profile of embedded engineers. As a result, the proposed Embedded Computer Engineering Learning Platform will help to educate a sufficient number of future engineers in Europe, capable of designing complex systems and maintaining a leadership in the area of embedded systems, thereby ensuring that our strongholds in automotive, avionics, industrial automation, mobile communications, telecoms and medical systems are able to develop.

The Art of Designing Embedded Systems

Author: Jack Ganssle
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0080568793
Release Date: 2008-07-03
Genre: Computers

Jack Ganssle has been forming the careers of embedded engineers for 20+ years. He has done this with four books, over 500 articles, a weekly column, and continuous lecturing. Technology moves fast and since the first edition of this best-selling classic much has changed. The new edition will reflect the author's new and ever evolving philosophy in the face of new technology and realities. Now more than ever an overarching philosophy of development is needed before just sitting down to build an application. Practicing embedded engineers will find that Jack provides a high-level strategic plan of attack to the often times chaotic and ad hoc design and development process. He helps frame and solve the issues an engineer confronts with real-time code and applications, hardware and software coexistences, and streamlines detail management. CONTENTS: Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 – The Project Chapter 3 – The Code Chapter 4 – Real Time Chapter 5 – The Real World Chapter 6 – Disciplined Development Appendix A – A Firmware Standard Appendix B - A Simple Drawing System Appendix C – A Boss’s Guide to Process *Authored by Jack Ganssle, Tech Editor of Embedded Systems Programming and weekly column on embedded.com *Keep schedules in check as projects and codes grow by taking time to understand the project beforehand *Understand how cost/benefit coexists with design and development

Embedded Systems 2E

Author: Raj Kamal
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0070667640
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Embedded computer systems


Embedded Software and Systems

Author: Zhaohui Wu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540281283
Release Date: 2005-09-15
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed postproceedings of the First International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS 2004, held in Hangzhou, China in December 2004. The 80 revised full papers presented together with the abstracts of 4 keynote speeches and 4 invited talks were thoroughly reviewed and selected from almost 400 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on distributed embedded computing, embedded systems, embedded hardware and architecture, middleware for embedded computing, mobile systems, transducer network, embedded operating system, power-aware computing, real-time system, embedded system verification and testing, and software tools for embedded systems.

Better Software Faster

Author: Tom De Schutter
Publisher: Happy About
ISBN: 9781617300134
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Computers

The recent rise of "smart" products has been made possible through tight co-design of hardware and software. The growing amount of software and hence processors in applications all around us allows for increased flexibility in the application functionality through its life cycle. Not so long ago a device felt outdated after you owned it for a couple of months. Today, a continuous stream of new software applications and updates make products feel truly "smart". The result is an almost magical user experience where the same product can do more today than it could do yesterday.

In this book we dive deep into a key methodology to enable concurrent hardware/software development by decoupling the dependency of the software development from hardware availability: virtual prototyping. The ability to start software development much earlier in the design cycle drives a true "shift-left" of the entire product development schedule and results in better products that are available earlier in the market.

Throughout the book, case studies illustrate how virtual prototypes are being deployed by major companies around the world. If you are interested in a quick feel for what virtual prototyping has to offer for practical deployment, we recommend picking a few case studies to read, before diving into the details of the methodology.

Of course, this book can only offer a small snapshot of virtual prototype use cases for faster software development. However, as most software bring-up, debug and test principles are similar across markets and applications, it is not hard to realize why virtual prototypes are being leveraged whenever software is an intrinsic part of the product functionality, after reading this book.


Transactions on Aspect Oriented Software Development II

Author: Awais Rashid
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540488903
Release Date: 2006-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume presents two regular revised papers, a guest editors' introduction, and six papers in a special section that have been through a careful peer reviewing process by the journal's Editorial Board. Besides a wide range of topics from software design to implementation of aspect-oriented languages, the six papers of the special section concentrate on AOP systems, software and middleware.

Performance Analysis of Real Time Embedded Software

Author: Yau-Tsun Steven Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792383826
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Computers

Embedded systems are characterized by the presence of processors running application-specific software. Recent years have seen a large growth of such systems, and this trend is projected to continue with the growth of systems on a chip. Many of these systems have strict performance and cost requirements. To design these systems, sophisticated timing analysis tools are needed to accurately determine the extreme case (best case and worst case) performance of the software components. Existing techniques for this analysis have one or more of the following limitations: they cannot model complicated programs they cannot model advanced micro-architectural features of the processor, such as cache memories and pipelines they cannot be easily retargeted for new hardware platforms. In Performance Analysis of Real-Time Embedded Software, a new timing analysis technique is presented to overcome the above limitations. The technique determines the bounds on the extreme case (best case and worst case) execution time of a program when running on a given hardware system. It partitions the problem into two sub-problems: program path analysis and microarchitecture modeling. Performance Analysis of Real-Time Embedded Software will be of interest to Design Automation professionals as well as designers of circuits and systems.

Embedded and Networking Systems

Author: Gul N. Khan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351831567
Release Date: 2017-07-12
Genre: Computers

Embedded and Networking Systems: Design, Software, and Implementation explores issues related to the design and synthesis of high-performance embedded computer systems and networks. The emphasis is on the fundamental concepts and analytical techniques that are applicable to a range of embedded and networking applications, rather than on specific embedded architectures, software development, or system-level integration. This system point of view guides designers in dealing with the trade-offs to optimize performance, power, cost, and other system-level non-functional requirements. The book brings together contributions by researchers and experts from around the world, offering a global view of the latest research and development in embedded and networking systems. Chapters highlight the evolution and trends in the field and supply a fundamental and analytical understanding of some underlying technologies. Topics include the co-design of embedded systems, code optimization for a variety of applications, power and performance trade-offs, benchmarks for evaluating embedded systems and their components, and mobile sensor network systems. The book also looks at novel applications such as mobile sensor systems and video networks. A comprehensive review of groundbreaking technology and applications, this book is a timely resource for system designers, researchers, and students interested in the possibilities of embedded and networking systems. It gives readers a better understanding of an emerging technology evolution that is helping drive telecommunications into the next decade.

Embedded Software Design and Programming of Multiprocessor System on Chip

Author: Katalin Popovici
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441955674
Release Date: 2010-03-03
Genre: Computers

Current multimedia and telecom applications require complex, heterogeneous multiprocessor system on chip (MPSoC) architectures with specific communication infrastructure in order to achieve the required performance. Heterogeneous MPSoC includes different types of processing units (DSP, microcontroller, ASIP) and different communication schemes (fast links, non standard memory organization and access). Programming an MPSoC requires the generation of efficient software running on MPSoC from a high level environment, by using the characteristics of the architecture. This task is known to be tedious and error prone, because it requires a combination of high level programming environments with low level software design. This book gives an overview of concepts related to embedded software design for MPSoC. It details a full software design approach, allowing systematic, high-level mapping of software applications on heterogeneous MPSoC. This approach is based on gradual refinement of hardware/software interfaces and simulation models allowing to validate the software at different abstraction levels. This book combines Simulink for high level programming and SystemC for the low level software development. This approach is illustrated with multiple examples of application software and MPSoC architectures that can be used for deep understanding of software design for MPSoC.

Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis

Author: Susanne Graf
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540472377
Release Date: 2006-10-10
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis, ATVA 2006, held in Beijing, China in October 2006. The 35 revised full papers presented together with abstracts of three keynote papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 137 submissions.