Embedded Systems Design

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Newnes, 1997 - Computers - 350 pages
Microprocessors are more and more present in many aspects of our daily lives. They have become the standard way of implementing digital systems ranging from sophisticated process control systems to cars, burglar alarms and even children's toys. As a result, the demand for these products is increasing dramatically, as is the need for knowledge and understanding of the technology. This book provides a guide to all aspects of embedded system design including the hardware, software and the design trade offs associated with design. However, most hardware these days comes ready packaged as a microcontroller - so the emphasis in the book is on software, which is where the engineer must develop expertise. The approach taken here is largely practical, the aim being to explain how systems are designed in the real world rather than in theory. In keeping with this approach, there is a chapter of case studies included in the book to allow readers to investigate real systems and gain practical experience. Steve Heath has many years of experience in computer design through his work with Motorola and has written several books on Apple, IBM and RISC computers. Practical approach to designCase studies allow the readers to investigate their own systemsSteve Heath has many years' experience in computer design

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Inside the embedded system
7
Embedded processors
15
Interrupt facilities
29
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Heath is responsible for European Strategy and Technology Development at Motorola. He has had many years experience in computer design and has presented papers on multimedia technology at international conferences. He is a well known technical writer.

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