Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics

Author: Thomas M. Coughlin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319699075
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides an introduction to digital storage for consumer electronics. It discusses the various types of digital storage, including emerging non-volatile solid-state storage technologies and their advantages and disadvantages. It discusses the best practices for selecting, integrating, and using storage devices for various applications. It explores the networking of devices into an overall organization that results in always-available home storage combined with digital storage in the cloud to create an infrastructure to support emerging consumer applications and the Internet of Things. It also looks at the role of digital storage devices in creating security and privacy in consumer products.

Advances in Multimedia Modeling

Author: Klaus Schoeffmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642273548
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2012, held in Klagenfurt, Austria, in January 2012. The 38 revised regular papers, 12 special session papers, 15 poster session papers, and 6 demo session papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 142 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: annotation, annotation and interactive multimedia applications, event and activity, mining and mobile multimedia applications, search, summarization and visualization, visualization and advanced multimedia systems, and the special sessions: interactive and immersive entertainment and communication, multimedia preservation: how to ensure multimedia access over time, multi-modal and cross-modal search, and video surveillance.

MSP430 based Robot Applications

Author: Dan Harres
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123972965
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a careful explanation of the basic areas of electronics and computer architecture, along with lots of examples, to demonstrate the interface, sensor design, programming and microcontroller peripheral setup necessary for embedded systems development. With no need for mechanical knowledge of robots, the book starts by demonstrating how to modify a simple radio-controlled car to create a basic robot. The fundamental electronics of the MSP430 are described, along with programming details in both C and assembly language, and full explanations of ports, timing, and data acquisition. Further chapters cover inexpensive ways to perform circuit simulation and prototyping. Key features include: Thorough treatment of the MSP430’s architecture and functionality along with detailed application-specific guidance Programming and the use of sensor technology to build an embedded system A learn-by-doing experience With this book you will learn: The basic theory for electronics design - Analog circuits - Digital logic - Computer arithmetic - Microcontroller programming How to design and build a working robot Assembly language and C programming How to develop your own high-performance embedded systems application using an on-going robotics application Teaches how to develop your own high-performance embedded systems application using an on-going robotics application Thorough treatment of the MSP430’s architecture and functionality along with detailed application-specific guidance Focuses on electronics, programming and the use of sensor technology to build an embedded system Covers assembly language and C programming

Digital Video Processing for Engineers

Author: Michael Parker
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124157602
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Any device or system with imaging functionality requires a digital video processing solution as part of its embedded system design. Engineers need a practical guide to technology basics and design fundamentals that enables them to deliver the video component of complex projects. This book introduces core video processing concepts and standards, and delivers practical how-to guidance for engineers embarking on digital video processing designs using FPGAs. It covers the basic topics of video processing in a pictorial, intuitive manner with minimal use of mathematics. Key outcomes and benefits of this book for users include: understanding the concepts and challenges of modern video systems; architect video systems at a system level; reference design examples to implement your own high definition video processing chain; understand implementation trade-offs in video system designs. Video processing is a must-have skill for engineers working on products and solutions for rapidly growing markets such as video surveillance, video conferencing, medical imaging, military imaging, digital broadcast equipment, displays and countless consumer electronics applications This book is for engineers who need to develop video systems in their designs but who do not have video processing experience. It introduces the fundamental video processing concepts and skills in enough detail to get the job done, supported by reference designs, step-by-step FPGA- examples, core standards and systems architecture maps Written by lead engineers at Altera Corp, a top-three global developer of digital video chip (FPGA) technology

Embedded Systems Architecture

Author: Tammy Noergaard
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123821975
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

The Essential Guide to Video Processing

Author: Alan C. Bovik
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080922508
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive and state-of-the art approach to video processing gives engineers and students a comprehensive introduction and includes full coverage of key applications: wireless video, video networks, video indexing and retrieval and use of video in speech processing. Containing all the essential methods in video processing alongside the latest standards, it is a complete resource for the professional engineer, researcher and graduate student. Numerous conceptual and numerical examples All the latest standards are thoroughly covered: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 and AVC Coverage of the latest techniques in video security "Like its sister volume "The Essential Guide to Image Processing," Professor Bovik’s Essential Guide to Video Processing provides a timely and comprehensive survey, with contributions from leading researchers in the area. Highly recommended for everyone with an interest in this fascinating and fast-moving field." —Prof. Bernd Girod, Stanford University, USA * Edited by a leading person in the field who created the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, with contributions from experts in their fields. * Numerous conceptual and numerical examples *All the latest standards are thoroughly covered: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 and AVC. * Coverage of the latest techniques in video security

Designer s Guide to the Cypress PSoC

Author: Robert Ashby
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0750677805
Format: PDF, Docs
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Systems-on-chip (SoCs) are one of the hottest areas in the semiconductor industry today, replacing the ubiquitous microcontroller in many embedded applications. These powerful components combine the microprocessor, memories, and peripherals in short, the whole system on a single piece of silicon. Due to its low price and extreme flexibility, one of the most popular and innovative SoCs available is Cypress's software-reconfigurable Programmable SoC(PSoC). The PSoC has blocks of digital and analog logic that can be reconfigured to perform multiple functions, which makes it useful in a broad range of embedded system applications. This book is about designing, programming, and developing with the PSoC. As with other microcontroller titles in our Embedded Technology series, this book offers a more complete combination of technical data, example code, and descriptive prose than is available from manufacturer reference information, and is useful to both professionals and hobbyists.Intended for embedded engineers who are new to the embedded field, or for the thousands of engineers who have experience with other microcontrollers but are new to programmable SoCs, the book offers a thorough and practical description of the device features, gives development guidelines, and provides design examples. Code examples are used in virtually every chapter, and are included with the book on the companion CD-ROM. *The first independent technical reference available on the pSoC, a product line experiencing explosive growth in the embedded design world *Application examples, sample code, and design tips and techniques will get readers get up-to-speed quickly *Companion cd-rom includes all example code from book, so that engineers can easily adapt it to their own designs

The Digital Consumer Technology Handbook

Author: Amit Dhir
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080530413
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The consumer electronics market has never been as awash with new consumer products as it has over the last couple of years. The devices that have emerged on the scene have led to major changes in the way consumers listen to music, access the Internet, communicate, watch videos, play games, take photos, operate their automobiles—even live. Digital electronics has led to these leaps in product development, enabling easier exchange of media, cheaper and more reliable products, and convenient services. This handbook is a much-needed, comprehensive engineering guide to the dynamic world of today's digital consumer electronics. It provides complete details on key enabling technologies, standards, delivery and reception systems, products, appliances and networking systems. Each chapter follows a logical progression from a general overview of each device, to market dynamics, to the core technologies and components that make up that particular product. The book thoroughly covers all of the key digital consumer product categories: digital TV, digital audio, mobile communications devices, gaming consoles, DVD players, PCs and peripherals, display devices, digital imaging devices, web terminals and pads, PDAs and other handhelds, screenphones/videophones, telematics devices, eBooks and readers, and many other current and future products. To receive a FREE daily newsletter on displays and consumer electronics, go to: http://www.displaydaily.com/ ·Surveys crucial engineering information for every digital consumer product category, including cell phones, digital TVs, digital cameras, PDAs and many more—the only reference available to do so ·Has extremely broad market appeal to embedded systems professionals, including engineers, programmers, engineering managers, marketing and sales personnel—1,000,000+ potential readers ·Helps engineers and managers make the correct design decisions based on real-world data

Complete Digital Design A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Electronics and Computer System Architecture

Author: Mark Balch
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071433473
Format: PDF, ePub
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YOUR ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR DIGITAL SYSTEM DESIGN! The explosion in communications and embedded computing technologies has brought with it a host of new skill requirements for electrical and electronics engineers, students, and hobbyists. With engineers expected to have such diverse expertise, they need comprehensive, easy-to-understand guidance on the fundamentals of digital design. Enter McGraw-Hill’s Complete Digital Design. Written by an experienced electrical engineer and networking hardware designer, this book helps you understand and navigate the interlocking components, architectures, and practices necessary to design and implement digital systems. It includes: * Real world implementation of microprocessor-based digital systems * Broad presentation of supporting analog circuit principles * Building complete systems with basic design elements and the latest technologies Complete Digital Design will teach you how to develop a customized set of requirements for any design problem — and then research and evaluate available components and technologies to solve it. Perfect for the professional, the student, and the hobbyist alike, this is one volume you need handy at all times! What you’ll find inside: * Digital logic and timing analysis * Integrated circuits * Microprocessor and computer architecture * Memory technologies * Networking and serial communications * Finite state machine design * Programmable logic: CPLD and FPGA * Analog circuit basics * Diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers * Analog-to-digital conversion * Voltage regulation * Signal integrity and PCB design * And more!

Designing Embedded Internet Devices

Author: Dan Eisenreich
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9781878707987
Format: PDF, Docs
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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