Embedded Systems Design
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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address bus allocated allow analogue applications architecture assembler asynchronous bank switching block buffer byte cache chip clock compiler complete context switch counter create cycle data bus data pointer debugging define delay device diagram DMA controller DRAM embedded system emulation EPROM error example execution external memory fetch floating point function handler hardware IBM PC input Intel interface interrupt kbyte kernel linker load logic loop master memory management memory management unit memory map microcontrollers microprocessor mode modules needed normally on-chip operating system optimisation output performance peripheral POSIX PowerPC priority problem processor real-time real-time operating system registers reset RISC sample serial port service routine signal simple simulation single stack storage stored target task technique timer tion transfer UART UNIX vector table VMEbus voltage wait Windows NT
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