Embedded computer systems literally surround us: they're in our cell phones, PDAs, cars, TVs, refrigerators, heating systems, and more. In fact, embedded systems are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the computer industry today.Along with the growing list of devices for which embedded computer systems are appropriate, interest is growing among programmers, hobbyists, and engineers of all types in how to design and build devices of their own. Furthermore, the knowledge offered by this book into the fundamentals of these computer systems can benefit anyone who has to evaluate and apply the systems.The second edition of Designing Embedded Hardware has been updated to include information on the latest generation of processors and microcontrollers, including the new MAXQ processor. If you're new to this and don't know what a MAXQ is, don't worry--the book spells out the basics of embedded design for beginners while providing material useful for advanced systems designers.Designing Embedded Hardware steers a course between those books dedicated to writing code for particular microprocessors, and those that stress the philosophy of embedded system design without providing any practical information. Having designed 40 embedded computer systems of his own, author John Catsoulis brings a wealth of real-world experience to show readers how to design and create entirely new embedded devices and computerized gadgets, as well as how to customize and extend off-the-shelf systems.Loaded with real examples, this book also provides a roadmap to the pitfalls and traps to avoid. Designing Embedded Hardware includes: The theory and practice of embedded systems Understanding schematics and data sheets Powering an embedded system Producing and debugging an embedded system Processors such as the PIC, Atmel AVR, and Motorola 68000-series Digital Signal Processing (DSP) architectures Protocols (SPI and I2C) used to add peripherals RS-232C, RS-422, infrared communication, and USB CAN and Ethernet networking Pulse Width Monitoring and motor control If you want to build your own embedded system, or tweak an existing one, this invaluable book gives you the understanding and practical skills you need.
Author: Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Release Date: 2013-04-11
»Dieses Buch bietet eine andere, ernsthaftere Alternative zum materiellen Erfolg an. Das heißt, es ist eigentlich weniger eine Alternative als viel-mehr eine Ausweitung der Bedeutung von ›Erfolg‹ auf etwas Größeres als das bloße Bemühen, eine gute Stellung zu finden und sich nichts zuschulden kommen zu lassen. Und auch etwas Größeres als bloße Freiheit. Es setzt ein positives Ziel, auf das man hinarbeiten kann, das einen aber nicht einengt. Das, so scheint mir, ist der Hauptgrund für den Erfolg des Buches. Es traf sich, daß die ganze Kultur genau nach dem auf der Suche war, was dieses Buch anzubieten hat.« Robert M. Pirsig
Embedded internet and internet appliances are the focus of great attention in the computing industry, as they are seen as the future of computing. The design of such devices presents many technical challenges. This book is the first guide available that describes how to design internet access and communications capabilities into embedded systems. It takes an integrated hardware/software approach using the Java programming language and industry-standard microcontrollers. Numerous illustrations and code examples enliven the text. This book shows how to build various sensors and control devices that connect to the TINI interfaces, explains how to write programs that control them in Java, and then ties them all together in practical applications. Included is a discussion on how these technologies work, where to get detailed specifications, and ideas for the reader to pursue beyond the book. The accompanying CDROM includes Java source code for all the applications described in the book, as well as an electronic version of the text. *The first guide to designing internet access and communications capabilities into embedded systems *Takes an integrated hardware/software approach using the Java programming language an industry-standard *Accompanying CDROM includes Java source code for all the applications described in the book, as well as an electronic version of the text
Author: Jörg Henkel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-07-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering
To the hard-pressed systems designer this book will come as a godsend. It is a hands-on guide to the many ways in which processor-based systems are designed to allow low power devices. Covering a huge range of topics, and co-authored by some of the field’s top practitioners, the book provides a good starting point for engineers in the area, and to research students embarking upon work on embedded systems and architectures.
Author: Ed Lipiansky
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HARDWARE FUNDAMENTALS Embedded Systems Hardware for Software Engineers describes the electrical and electronic circuits that are used in embedded systems, their functions, and how they can be interfaced to other devices. Basic computer architecture topics, memory, address decoding techniques, ROM, RAM, DRAM, DDR, cache memory, and memory hierarchy are discussed. The book covers key architectural features of widely used microcontrollers and microprocessors, including Microchip's PIC32, ATMEL's AVR32, and Freescale's MC68000. Interfacing to an embedded system is then described. Data acquisition system level design considerations and a design example are presented with real-world parameters and characteristics. Serial interfaces such as RS-232, RS-485, PC, and USB are addressed and printed circuit boards and high-speed signal propagation over transmission lines are covered with a minimum of math. A brief survey of logic families of integrated circuits and programmable logic devices is also contained in this in-depth resource. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Architecture examples Memory Memory address decoding Read-only memory and other related devices Input and output ports Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters Interfacing to external devices Transmission lines Logic families of integrated circuits and their signaling characteristics The printed circuit board Programmable logic devices Test equipment: oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
In this new edition the latest ARM processors and other hardware developments are fully covered along with new sections on Embedded Linux and the new freeware operating system eCOS. The hot topic of embedded systems and the internet is also introduced. In addition a fascinating new case study explores how embedded systems can be developed and experimented with using nothing more than a standard PC. * A practical introduction to the hottest topic in modern electronics design * Covers hardware, interfacing and programming in one book * New material on Embedded Linux for embedded internet systems
A unique feature of this textbook is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental knowledge in embedded systems, with applications in cyber-physical systems and the Internet of things. It starts with an introduction to the field and a survey of specification models and languages for embedded and cyber-physical systems. It provides a brief overview of hardware devices used for such systems and presents the essentials of system software for embedded systems, including real-time operating systems. The author also discusses evaluation and validation techniques for embedded systems and provides an overview of techniques for mapping applications to execution platforms, including multi-core platforms. Embedded systems have to operate under tight constraints and, hence, the book also contains a selected set of optimization techniques, including software optimization techniques. The book closes with a brief survey on testing. This third edition has been updated and revised to reflect new trends and technologies, such as the importance of cyber-physical systems and the Internet of things, the evolution of single-core processors to multi-core processors, and the increased importance of energy efficiency and thermal issues.
Author: Marilyn Wolf
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Computers as Components: Principles of Embedded Computing System Design, Third Edition, presents essential knowledge on embedded systems technology and techniques. Updated for today's embedded systems design methods, this volume features new examples including digital signal processing, multimedia, and cyber-physical systems. It also covers the latest processors from Texas Instruments, ARM, and Microchip Technology plus software, operating systems, networks, consumer devices, and more. Like the previous editions, this textbook uses real processors to demonstrate both technology and techniques; shows readers how to apply principles to actual design practice; stresses necessary fundamentals that can be applied to evolving technologies; and helps readers gain facility to design large, complex embedded systems. Updates in this edition include: description of cyber-physical systems; exploration of the PIC and TI OMAP processors; high-level representations of systems using signal flow graphs; enhanced material on interprocess communication and buffering in operating systems; and design examples that include an audio player, digital camera, and cell phone. The author maintains a robust ancillary site at http://www.marilynwolf.us/CaC3e/index.html which includes a variety of support materials for instructors and students, including PowerPoint slides for each chapter; lab assignments developed for multiple systems including the ARM-based BeagleBoard computer; downloadable exercises solutions and source code; and links to resources and additional information on hardware, software, systems, and more. This book will appeal to students in an embedded systems design course as well as to researchers and savvy professionals schooled in hardware or software design. Description of cyber-physical systems: physical systems with integrated computation to give new capabilities Exploration of the PIC and TI OMAP multiprocessors High-level representations of systems using signal flow graphs Enhanced material on interprocess communication and buffering in operating systems Design examples include an audio player, digital camera, cell phone, and more
Author: Zainalabedin Navabi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2006-09-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A Complete Toolkit for Designing Embedded Cores and Utilizing Those Cores in an Embedded System A landmark guide in digital system design, Embedded Core Design with FPGAs equips today's computer engineers with everything they need to design embedded cores and apply those cores in a state-of-the-art embedded system. This practical resource brings together logic design, computer architecture, Verilog, FPGAs, Hardware/Software design, and SoCs, explaining how engineers can draw on their computer engineering background to achieve cutting-edge embedded designs. Renowned design expert and educator Zainalabedin Navabi first covers the basics of logic design, RT Level Verilog, computer architectures, and the architecture of modern field programmable devices. He then explores the design of utility cores that are used for high-level core-based designs, with specific focus on existing Altera cores. Finally, he describes higher-end design methodologies, including design of hardware/software systems, CPU configurations, embedded systems, and the utilization of various Altera Nios II processors. Embedded Core Design with FPGAs features: A full array of design aids, including Verilog, FPLD structures, design and programming environments, and software and hardware tools The latest embedded system design techniques, including use of high-level integrated environments, SOPC development tools, utilizing existing processor cores, and developing your own customized processor A clear focus on utilizing Altera's new DE series and UP3 development boards and design software, including SOPC Builder and IDE software design environment Master Every Aspect of Embedded Core Design-- High-Level Hardware/Software Design Concepts: High-Level System Design Methodology RT Level Logic Design RT Level Verilog Computer Hardware and Software Programming Languages FPGA Architecture and Utilization FPGA-Based Design of Embedded Cores: Implementation of Basic Interface Components Configurable Cores Custom Cores CPU Cores Core-Based System Design Using Development Boards for Prototyping System Design with Processor Cores: Design with a Customer Embedded CPU Embedded Core DSP Application Embedded Microcontroller with Keyboard and Display Interfaces Using Embedded Design Hardware and Software Tools Nios II Processor Nios II-Based Hardware/Software System Design
Author: Ken Arnold
Release Date: 2001
This introduction to the design of embedded systems provides for hardware and software engineers the methodology, base of knowledge, and common problems in the field of embedded design. Included are discussions of device architecture, memory, I/O and development techniques. 5 photos, 95 line drawings, 12 tables.
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.
Author: Wayne Wolf
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Release Date: 2008-07-08
Computers as Components, Second Edition, updates the first book to bring essential knowledge on embedded systems technology and techniques under a single cover. This edition has been updated to the state-of-the-art by reworking and expanding performance analysis with more examples and exercises, and coverage of electronic systems now focuses on the latest applications. It gives a more comprehensive view of multiprocessors including VLIW and superscalar architectures as well as more detail about power consumption. There is also more advanced treatment of all the components of the system as well as in-depth coverage of networks, reconfigurable systems, hardware-software co-design, security, and program analysis. It presents an updated discussion of current industry development software including Linux and Windows CE. The new edition's case studies cover SHARC DSP with the TI C5000 and C6000 series, and real-world applications such as DVD players and cell phones. Researchers, students, and savvy professionals schooled in hardware or software design, will value Wayne Wolf's integrated engineering design approach. * Uses real processors (ARM processor and TI C55x DSP) to demonstrate both technology and techniques...Shows readers how to apply principles to actual design practice. * Covers all necessary topics with emphasis on actual design practice...Realistic introduction to the state-of-the-art for both students and practitioners. * Stresses necessary fundamentals which can be applied to evolving technologies...helps readers gain facility to design large, complex embedded systems that actually work.
Author: David A. Patterson
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Release Date: 2005-09-20
Studierende der Informatik und der Ingenieurwissenschaften finden hier die zentralen Konzepte beim Aufbau und dem Entwurf von Rechnern ausführlich und mit vielen Beispielen erklärt. Das Buch bietet eine solide Grundlage für das Verständnis des Zusammenspiels zwischen Hardware und Software auf den unterschiedlichen Ebenen. Patterson/Hennessy deckt alle Themen zur Rechnerorganisation kompetent und aus einem Guss ab: beginnend mit dem Aufbau von Computern, einer Einführung in die Maschinensprache und die Rechnerarithmetik, über die Einflussfaktoren auf die Rechenleistung und den Entwurf von Steuerwerk und Datenpfad, bis hin zur Leistungssteigerung durch Nutzung von Pipelining und der Speicherhierarchie. Zwei Kapitel über Ein- und Ausgabesysteme sowie zu Multiprozessoren und Cluster-Computing runden das Werk ab. Herausragende Merkmale: - Grundlagen ergänzt durch Fallstudien aus der Praxis wie z.B. die Organisation aktueller Pentium-Implementierungen oder das PC-Cluster von Google - Kapitel 9 "Multiprozessoren und Cluster" exklusiv in der deutschen Ausgabe des Buchs - Glossar-Begriffe, Verständnisfragen, Hinweise auf Fallstricke und Fehlschlüsse, Zusammenfassungen zu allen Kapiteln -zweisprachiger Index Auf der CD-ROM: -> ergänzende und vertiefende Materialien im Umfang von ca. 350 Seiten: - vertiefende Abschnitte mit Fokus auf Hardware oder Software - Historische Perspektiven und Literaturhinweise zu allen Kapiteln - 4 Anhänge: A) Assemblers, Linkers, SPIM; B) The Basics of Logic Design; C) Mapping Control to Hardware; D) A Survey of RISC Architectures -> ca. 200 nicht in die deutsche Print-Ausgabe übernommene Aufgaben der englischsprachigen Print-Ausgabe -> ca. 180 Aufgaben zur Vertiefung inkl. Lösungen -> Werkzeuge mit Tutorien, z.B. SPIM, Icarus Verilog. Für Dozenten: Zugang zu Materialien aus der Original Instructor ́s Website: Lectures slides, Lecture Notes, Figures from the book, Solutions to all exercises
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. * 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