Embedded Systems Architecture

Author: Tammy Noergaard
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123821975
Format: PDF
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Embedded Systems Architecture is a practical and technical guide to understanding the components that make up an embedded system’s architecture. This book is perfect for those starting out as technical professionals such as engineers, programmers and designers of embedded systems; and also for students of computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. It gives a much-needed ‘big picture’ for recently graduated engineers grappling with understanding the design of real-world systems for the first time, and provides professionals with a systems-level picture of the key elements that can go into an embedded design, providing a firm foundation on which to build their skills. Real-world approach to the fundamentals, as well as the design and architecture process, makes this book a popular reference for the daunted or the inexperienced: if in doubt, the answer is in here! Fully updated with new coverage of FPGAs, testing, middleware and the latest programming techniques in C, plus complete source code and sample code, reference designs and tools online make this the complete package Visit the companion web site at http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780123821966/ for source code, design examples, data sheets and more A true introductory book, provides a comprehensive get up and running reference for those new to the field, and updating skills: assumes no prior knowledge beyond undergrad level electrical engineering Addresses the needs of practicing engineers, enabling it to get to the point more directly, and cover more ground. Covers hardware, software and middleware in a single volume Includes a library of design examples and design tools, plus a complete set of source code and embedded systems design tutorial materials from companion website

Software Engineering for Embedded Systems

Author: Robert Oshana
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124159419
Format: PDF
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This Expert Guide gives you the techniques and technologies in software engineering to optimally design and implement your embedded system. Written by experts with a solutions focus, this encyclopedic reference gives you an indispensable aid to tackling the day-to-day problems when using software engineering methods to develop your embedded systems. With this book you will learn: The principles of good architecture for an embedded system Design practices to help make your embedded project successful Details on principles that are often a part of embedded systems, including digital signal processing, safety-critical principles, and development processes Techniques for setting up a performance engineering strategy for your embedded system software How to develop user interfaces for embedded systems Strategies for testing and deploying your embedded system, and ensuring quality development processes Practical techniques for optimizing embedded software for performance, memory, and power Advanced guidelines for developing multicore software for embedded systems How to develop embedded software for networking, storage, and automotive segments How to manage the embedded development process Includes contributions from: Frank Schirrmeister, Shelly Gretlein, Bruce Douglass, Erich Styger, Gary Stringham, Jean Labrosse, Jim Trudeau, Mike Brogioli, Mark Pitchford, Catalin Dan Udma, Markus Levy, Pete Wilson, Whit Waldo, Inga Harris, Xinxin Yang, Srinivasa Addepalli, Andrew McKay, Mark Kraeling and Robert Oshana. Road map of key problems/issues and references to their solution in the text Review of core methods in the context of how to apply them Examples demonstrating timeless implementation details Short and to- the- point case studies show how key ideas can be implemented, the rationale for choices made, and design guidelines and trade-offs

Embedded Systems Design with Platform FPGAs

Author: Ronald Sass
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780080921785
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Embedded Systems Design with Platform FPGAs introduces professional engineers and students alike to system development using Platform FPGAs. The focus is on embedded systems but it also serves as a general guide to building custom computing systems. The text describes the fundamental technology in terms of hardware, software, and a set of principles to guide the development of Platform FPGA systems. The goal is to show how to systematically and creatively apply these principles to the construction of application-specific embedded system architectures. There is a strong focus on using free and open source software to increase productivity. Each chapter is organized into two parts. The white pages describe concepts, principles, and general knowledge. The gray pages provide a technical rendition of the main issues of the chapter and show the concepts applied in practice. This includes step-by-step details for a specific development board and tool chain so that the reader can carry out the same steps on their own. Rather than try to demonstrate the concepts on a broad set of tools and boards, the text uses a single set of tools (Xilinx Platform Studio, Linux, and GNU) throughout and uses a single developer board (Xilinx ML-510) for the examples. Explains how to use the Platform FPGA to meet complex design requirements and improve product performance Presents both fundamental concepts together with pragmatic, step-by-step instructions for building a system on a Platform FPGA Includes detailed case studies, extended real-world examples, and lab exercises

Hardware Firmware Interface Design

Author: Gary Stringham
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780080880198
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS A CONTEMPORARY DESIGN TOOL

Author: James K. Peckol
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788126524563
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Market_Desc: Developers and Engineers Special Features: · Presents the embedded system development process based upon the need for delivering a safe and reliable design· Covers the essential aspects of the hardware and software necessary for design and development· Develops the application as a collection of interacting tasks under the management of a real-time operating system· Discusses the physical world that includes working with a wide variety of signals· Offers a number of laboratory projects of increasing complexity About The Book: This book provides readers with a developer's perspective to embedded systems concepts. It examines in detail each of the important theoretical and practical aspects that one must consider when designing today's applications. Readers then are taken from concept to realization as they learn how to apply critical concepts. Throughout the pages, the Verilog language is used as a modeling and synthesis tool to express the hardware implementation, UML and structured design to model the software designs, and the C language to affect the software implementation.

Test and Measurement Know It All

Author: Jon S. Wilson
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0080949681
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! Field Application engineers need to master a wide area of topics to excel. The Test and Measurement Know It All covers every angle including Machine Vision and Inspection, Communications Testing, Compliance Testing, along with Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense testing. A 360-degree view from our best-selling authors Topics include the Technology of Test and Measurement, Measurement System Types, and Instrumentation for Test and Measurement The ultimate hard-working desk reference; all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume

Embedded Operating Systems and Board Support Packages

Author: Tammy Noergaard
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124200821
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book outlines the major elements that go into embedded operating systems and board support packages (BSPs), and gives readers a strong foundation on which to apply the technology they must master in the future. It describes types of embedded operating systems and demonstrates how they can be implemented within a particular embedded device. Current exciting technology trends within the embedded systems arena are discussed, including the latest examples of real world technologies: references to real-world hardware and software protocols, as well as references to technical specifications, are used. With this book you will learn: what an embedded operating system is and what a board support package is to understand the main components that make up embedded operating systems, and their internal design how to determine the most suitable embedded operating system for a particular device how to select the best embedded operating system for a particular product, between different real world embedded operating systems available on the market what the main components that make up a board support package (BSP) are, and the internal design of BSPs how to port an embedded operating system from one platform to another, and the importance of a board support package in solving the challenges of porting embedded middleware and application software from one embedded platform design, development and debugging of an embedded operating system and an underlying board support package how to predict the security, robustness and predictability of an embedded system that utilizes a particular embedded operating system design Outlines the entire process of designing embedded operating systems and their underlying board support packages References to real-world hardware and software demonstrate and explain practical ‘know how’, relative to the underlying concepts throughout the entire book Contains numerous real world examples (based on industry software), source code, problems and solutions, references, projects, glossary, and web links with software

Embedded Hardware Know It All

Author: Jack Ganssle
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780080560748
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! Circuit design using microcontrollers is both a science and an art. This book covers it all. It details all of the essential theory and facts to help an engineer design a robust embedded system. Processors, memory, and the hot topic of interconnects (I/O) are completely covered. Our authors bring a wealth of experience and ideas; this is a must-own book for any embedded designer. *A 360 degree view from best-selling authors including Jack Ganssle, Tammy Noergard, and Fred Eady *Key facts, techniques, and applications fully detailed *The ultimate hard-working desk reference: all the essential information, techniques, and tricks of the trade in one volume

Modern Embedded Computing

Author: Peter Barry
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123914906
Format: PDF, ePub
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Modern embedded systems are used for connected, media-rich, and highly integrated handheld devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. All of these embedded systems require networking, graphic user interfaces, and integration with PCs, as opposed to traditional embedded processors that can perform only limited functions for industrial applications. While most books focus on these controllers, Modern Embedded Computing provides a thorough understanding of the platform architecture of modern embedded computing systems that drive mobile devices. The book offers a comprehensive view of developing a framework for embedded systems-on-chips. Examples feature the Intel Atom processor, which is used in high-end mobile devices such as e-readers, Internet-enabled TVs, tablets, and net books. Beginning with a discussion of embedded platform architecture and Intel Atom-specific architecture, modular chapters cover system boot-up, operating systems, power optimization, graphics and multi-media, connectivity, and platform tuning. Companion lab materials compliment the chapters, offering hands-on embedded design experience. Learn embedded systems design with the Intel Atom Processor, based on the dominant PC chip architecture. Examples use Atom and offer comparisons to other platforms Design embedded processors for systems that support gaming, in-vehicle infotainment, medical records retrieval, point-of-sale purchasing, networking, digital storage, and many more retail, consumer and industrial applications Explore companion lab materials online that offer hands-on embedded design experience