This book provides readers with a developer's perspective to embedded systems concepts. It examines in detail each of the important theoretical and practical aspects that one must consider when designing today's applications. Readers are then taken from concept to realization as they learn how to apply critical concepts. Chapter 0. Introduction to embedded systems. Chapter 1. The hardware side - part 1. An introduction. Chapter 2. The hardware side - part 2. Combinational logic - a practical view. Chapter 3. The hardware side - part 3.
Storage elements and finite state machines - a practical view. Chapter 4. Memories and the memory subsystem. Chapter 5. An introduction to software modeling. Chapter 6. The software side - part 1. The c program. Chapter 7. The software side - part 2. Pointers and functions. Chapter 8. Safety, reliability, and robust design. Chapter 9.
Embedded systems design and development. Chapter 10. Hardware test and debug. Chapter 11. Real-time kernels and operating systems. Chapter 12. Tasks and task management. Chapter 13. Deadlocks. Chapter 14. Performance analysis and optimization. Chapter 15. Working outside of the processor i. A model of interprocess communication. Chapter 16. Working outside of the processor i. Refining the model of interprocess communication. Chapter 17 working outside of the processor ii.
Interfacing to local devices. Chapter 18 working outside of the processor iii. Interfacing to remote devices. Chapter 19 programmable logic devices.