The Art of Designing Embedded Systems

Author: Jack Ganssle
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780080568799
Format: PDF
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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

The Art of Designing Embedded Systems

Author: Jack Ganssle
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080499352
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Art of Designing Embedded Systems is apart primer and part reference, aimed at practicing embedded engineers, whether working on the code or the hardware design. Embedded systems suffer from a chaotic, ad hoc development process. This books lays out a very simple seven-step plan to get firmware development under control. There are no formal methodologies to master; the ideas are immediately useful. Most designers are unaware that code complexity grows faster than code size. This book shows a number of ways to linearize the complexity/size curve and get products out faster. Ganssle shows ways to get better code and hardware designs by integrating hardware and software design. He also covers troubleshooting, real time and performance issues, relations with bosses and coworkers, and tips for building an environment for creative work. Get better systems out faster, using the practical ideas discussed in Art of Designing Embedded Systems. Whether you're working with hardware or software, this book offers a unique philosophy of development guaranteed to keep you interested and learning. * Practical advice from a well-respected author * Common-sense approach to better, faster design * Integrated hardware/software

The Art of Designing Embedded Systems

Author: Jack G. Ganssle
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780750686440
Format: PDF
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Technology moves fast and since the first edition of this bestselling classic much has changed. In this updated edition, Ganssle provides practicing embedded engineers with a high-level strategic plan of attack to the often times chaotic and ad hoc design and development process.

Embedded Systems

Author: Jack G. Ganssle
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0750686251
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Famed author Jack Ganssle has selected the very best embedded systems design material from the Newnes portfolio and compiled into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of embedded design—from hardware to software to integrated embedded systems—with a strong pragmatic emphasis. In addition to specific design techniques and practices, this book also discusses various approaches to solving embedded design problems and how to successfully apply theory to actual design tasks. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary embedded design issues. This book will be an essential working reference for anyone involved in embedded system design! Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Motors - Stuart Ball Chapter 2. Testing – Arnold S. Berger Chapter 3. System-Level Design – Keith E. Curtis Chapter 4. Some Example Sensor, Actuator and Control Applications and Circuits (Hard Tasks) – Lewin ARW Edwards Chapter 5. Installing and Using a Version Control System – Chris Keydel and Olaf Meding Chapter 6. Embedded State Machine Implementation - Martin Gomez Chapter 7. Firmware Musings – Jack Ganssle Chapter 8. Hardware Musings – Jack Ganssle Chapter 9. Closed Loop Controls, Rabbits, and Hounds - John M. Holland Chapter 10. Application Examples David J. Katz and Rick Gentile Chapter 11. Analog I/Os – Jean LaBrosse Chapter 12. Optimizing DSP Software – Robert Oshana Chapter 13. Embedded Processors – Peter Wilson *Hand-picked content selected by embedded systems luminary Jack Ganssle *Real-world best design practices including chapters on FPGAs, DSPs, and microcontrollers *Covers both hardware and software aspects of embedded systems

The Art of Programming Embedded Systems

Author: Jack Ganssle
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080499422
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Embedded systems are products such as microwave ovens, cars, and toys that rely on an internal microprocessor. This book is oriented toward the design engineer or programmer who writes the computer code for such a system. There are a number of problems specific to the embedded systems designer, and this book addresses them and offers practical solutions. Offers cookbook routines, algorithms, and design techniques Includes tips for handling debugging management and testing Explores the philosophy of tightly coupling software and hardware in programming and developing an embedded system Provides one of the few coherent references on this subject

Embedded Systems Dictionary

Author: Jack Ganssle
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482280817
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This technical dictionary defines the 2,500 most-used words in the embedded systems field, with over 4,500 entries and cross-references. Designed to serve both the technical and non-technical audience, this book defines advanced terms in two steps. The fi

Designing Embedded Hardware

Author: John Catsoulis
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449379032
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Making Embedded Systems

Author: Elecia White
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449320589
Format: PDF
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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.

The Firmware Handbook

Author: Jack Ganssle
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080470173
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Firmware Handbook provides a comprehensive reference for firmware developers looking to increase their skills and productivity. It addresses each critical step of the development process in detail, including how to optimize hardware design for better firmware. Topics covered include real-time issues, interrupts and ISRs, memory management (including Flash memory), handling both digital and analog peripherals, communications interfacing, math subroutines, error handling, design tools, and troubleshooting and debugging. This book is not for the beginner, but rather is an in-depth, comprehensive one-volume reference that addresses all the major issues in firmware design and development, including the pertinent hardware issues. Included CD-Rom contains all the source code used in the design examples, so engineers can easily use it in their own designs

Designing Embedded Communications Software

Author: T. Sridhar
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482295628
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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* Augment system performance * Optimize protocol implementation * Increase code maintainability Create network communications software with a thorough understanding of the essential system-level design and implementation choices and how they affect the p