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This field is so vast, requiring insight into electronics, logic circuits, computer design, software engineering, C, assembly, and far more But as we talked she showed me how the industrys literature lacks a definitive work on the subject.

I warned her of the immensity of the project A year and many discussions later Fedex arrived with the review copy of this book. She treats hardware and software as an integrated o Tammy starts with the first principles of electronics and advances through software to th whole, which sort of defines the nature of embedded systems. Ironically, though, developers are increasingly specialized.

More than a few software folks havent a clue about transistors while too many EEs cant accurately define middleware. I fear readers may skip those chapters that dont immediately pertain to the project at hand Resist any such temptation, gentle reader! Become a true master, an embedded sage, by broadening your horizons to cover all aspects of this fascinating field. We engineers are professionals; you and I know this in our hearts. Yet true professionals are those who learn new things, who apply newly evolving technologies to solve problems.

Consider doctors the discovery and production of penicillin in the s changed the profession of medicine forever. Any doc who ignored this new technology, who continued to practice using only the skills learned in college, was suddenly rendered a butcher Software and hardware developers are faced with the same situation. We learned to program microprocessors in machine code using primitive toolchains.

Professional developers will read this book from cover to cover, and will constantly seek out other sources of information. If you re not at least surfing through a half dozen xii foreword to the first edition technical magazines a month and reading a handful of books like this per year, then it wont take a cretaceous asteroid to make you a dinosaur Some of this book might surprise you. Ten pages about reading datasheets?

Fact is, datasheets are dense formal compilations of contractual material. The vendor promises the part will do" as long as we use it in an agreed-on manner. Violate any of perhaps thousands of specifications and the part will either not work or will be unreliable.

Engineering- whether hardware or software--is the art of building things and solving problems The academics can work with dry theory we practicing developers often learn best by seein how something works. So the chapter on device drivers does explain the intricacies of building these often-complex bits of code, but couples the explanation to a wealth of real-world examples Finally, Tammys words about the Architecture Business Cycle of embedded systems resonate strongly with me.

We dont build these things just to have a good time though we sure hope to have one along the way , but to solve important business problems. Every decision we make has business implications. Use too little horsepower and development costs skyrocket sometimes to the point of making the project unviable.

Select a component hardware or software from a failing company and your outfit may share in the vendor s demise Enjoy this book, and futureproof your career at the same time Jack Ganssle Acknowledgments My greatest debt in creating this second edition goes to my readers and reviewers, who I hope will be pleasantly surprised to see how many of their suggestions have been incorporated into the book.

They include Dr Al M. Zied, both of my brothers especially my younger brother who also provided me the inspiration to write this book in the first place , Jack Ganssle, and Steve bailey Thank you to my publisher Elsevier, specifically to the Elsevier team for their hard work and dedication in making this book a reality I would also like to acknowledge my terma team members as some of the most talented I have been lucky enough to work with, as well as my mentor when I was with Sony Electronics, Kazuhisa Maruoka.

Maruoka-san patiently trained me to design televisions and gave me such a strong foundation upon which to grow, as well as my manager at Sony Electronics, Satoshi Ishiguro, who took a chance and hired me.

My journey in the embedded systems field that has led me to writing this book began with the great people I worked with at Sony in Japan and in San Diego Thank you to my family for their support For my beautiful girls Mia and Sarah, thank you for always gifting me with endless smiles, hugs, and kisses.

Thank you, Mom and my brothers and sister in Southern California for their support and for encouraging me every step of the way Finally, a very special thanks to Kenneth Knudsen and his welcoming, loving family. Also the us Embassy for all their support, other fellow Americans here in Denmark, and to the lovely Danes I have been lucky enough to have in my lifeshining the light on the hardest days while i was working to finish this edition in Denmark.

I will always be grateful about the author Tammy Noergaard is uniquely qualified to write about all aspects of embedded systems.

Since beginning her career, she has gained wide experience in product development, system design and integration, operations, sales, marketing, and training. She has design experience using many hardware platforms, operating systems, middleware, and languages. Tammy worked for Sony as a lead software engineer developing and testing embedded software for analog tvs and also managed and trained new embedded engineers and programmers The televisions she helped to develop in Japan and California were critically acclaimed and rated l in Consumer Reports magazines.

She has consulted internationally for many years, for companies including Esmertec and windriver, and has been a guest lecturer in engineering classes at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, as well as giving technical talks at the invitation of Aarhus University for professionals and students in Denmark.

Most recently, her experience has been utilized in Denmark to help ensure the success of fellow team members and organizations in building best-in-class embedded systems XV SECTION Introduction to Embedded Systems Introduction to Embedded Systems The field of embedded systems is wide and varied and it is difficult to pin down exact definitions or descriptions. However, Chapter 1 introduces a useful model that can be applied to any embedded system This model is introduced as a means for the reader to understand the major components that make up different types of electronic devices, regardless of their complexity or differences.

Chapter 2 introduces and defines the common standards adhered to when building an embedded system Because this book is an overview of embedded systems architecture, covering every possible standards-based component that could be implemented is beyond its scope. Therefore, significant examples of current standards-based components have been selected, such as networking and Java, to demonstrate how standards define major components in an embedded system.

The intention is for the reader to be able to use the methodology behind the model, standards, and real-world examples to understand any embedded system, and to be able to apply any other standard to an embedded systems design CHAPTER 1 A Systems Approach to Embedded Systems Design In This Chapter Defining embedded system Introducing the design process Defining an embedded systems architecture Discussing the impact of architecture Summarizing the remaining sections of the book 1.

An embedded system is an applied computer system as distinguished from other types of computer systems such as personal computers PCs or supercomputers.

However, you will find that the definition of embedded system"is fluid and difficult to pin down, as it constantly evolves with advances in technology and dramatic decreases in the cost of implementing various hardware and software components.

Internationally, the field has outgrown many of its traditional descriptions. Because the reader will likely encounter some of these descriptions and definitions, it is important to understand the reasoning behind them and why they may or may not be accurate today, and to be able to discuss them knowledgeably.

This holds true for a significant subset of the embedded systems family of computer systems. In terms of hardware limitations, this can mean limitations in processing performance, power consumption, memory, hardware functionality, etc In software, this typically means limitations relative to a PC--fewer applications, scaled-down applications, no operating system Os or a limited OS, or less abstraction-level code.

However, this definition is only partially true today as boards and software typically found in PCs of the past and present have been repackaged into more complex embedded system designs An embedded system is designed to perform a dedicated function.

Most embedded devices are primarily designed for one specific function. All rights reserve.


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