Embedded Controller Hardware Design

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Newnes, Jan 15, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 246 pages
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Ken Arnold is an experienced embedded systems designer and president of HiTech Equipment, Inc., an embedded systems design firm located in San Diego, California. He also teaches courses in embedded hardware and software design at the University of California-San Diego.

Gives the reader an integrated hardware/software approach to embedded controller design
Stresses a "worst case" design approach for the harsh environments in which embedded systems are often used
Includes design examples to make important concepts come alive
  

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Contents

Chapter One Review of Electronics Fundamentals
1
Chapter Two Microcontroller Concepts
23
Chapter Three WorstCase Timing Loading
57
Chapter Four Memory Technologies and Interfacing
95
Chapter Five CPU Bus Interface and Timing
117
Chapter Six A Detailed Design Example
125
Chapter Seven Programmable Logic Devices
145
Chapter Eight Basic IO Interfaces
161
Chapter Nine Other Interfaces and Bus Cycles
183
Chapter Ten Other Useful Stuff
197
Chapter Eleven Other Interfaces
209
Appendix A Hardware Design Checklist
215
Appendix B References Web Links and Other Sources
225
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About the author (2001)

Ken Arnold is the founder and former president of Paragon Engineering Services, Houston, Texas. He has more that 40 years of experience in the operations and project management. He is actively involved in production facility design. He has served on numerous SPE, API, and government advisory committees as an expert on oil handling, produced-water treating, and safety aspects producing operations.

Dr. Maurice Stewart, PE, a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years international consulting experience in project management; designing, selecting, specifying, installing, operating, optimizing, retrofitting and troubleshooting oil, water and gas handling, conditioning and processing facilities; designing plant piping and pipeline systems, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, process equipment, and pumping and compression systems; and leading hazards analysis reviews and risk assessments.

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