Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Approach

Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Approach

Introduces an embedded system design using a modern approach, which requires a unified view of software and hardware.

Publication date: 17 Oct 2001

ISBN-10: 0471386782

ISBN-13: 9780471386780

Paperback: 352 pages

Views: 35,518

Type: Textbook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

License: n/a

Post time: 29 Jan 2007 09:38:35

Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Approach

Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Approach Introduces an embedded system design using a modern approach, which requires a unified view of software and hardware.
Tag(s): Embedded System
Publication date: 17 Oct 2001
ISBN-10: 0471386782
ISBN-13: 9780471386780
Paperback: 352 pages
Views: 35,518
Document Type: Textbook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
License: n/a
Post time: 29 Jan 2007 09:38:35
Book Excerpts:

This book introduces embedded system design using a modern approach. Modern design requires a designer to have a unified view of software and hardware, seeing them not as completely different domains, but rather as two implementation options along a continuum of options varying in their design metrics (cost, performance, power, flexibility, etc.).

Embedded System Design focuses on design principles, breaking from the traditional book that focuses on the details a particular microprocessor and its assembly-language programming. While stressing a processor-independent high-level language approach to programming of embedded systems, it still covers enough assembly language programming to enable programming of device drivers. Such processor-independence is possible because of compiler availability, as well as the fact that integrated development environments (IDE's) now commonly support a variety of processor targets, making such independence even more attractive to instructors as well as designers. However, these developments don’t entirely eliminate the need for some processor-specific knowledge. Thus, a course with a hands-on lab may supplement this book with a processor-specific databook and/or a compiler manual (both are typically very low cost or even free), or one of many commonly available "extended databook" processor-specific textbooks.
 




About The Author(s)


Professor of Computer Science (cvlinkedingoogle scholar) at the University of California, Irvine.

Tony Givargis

Professor of Computer Science (cvlinkedingoogle scholar) at the University of California, Irvine.



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