A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HARDWARE FUNDAMENTALS
Embedded Systems Hardware for Software Engineers describes the electrical and electronic circuits that are used in embedded systems, their functions, and how they can be interfaced to other devices.
Basic computer architecture topics, memory, address decoding techniques, ROM, RAM, DRAM, DDR, cache memory, and memory hierarchy are discussed. The book covers key architectural features of widely used microcontrollers and microprocessors, including Microchip's PIC32, ATMEL's AVR32, and Freescale's MC68000. Interfacing to an embedded system is then described. Data acquisition system level design considerations and a design example are presented with real-world parameters and characteristics. Serial interfaces such as RS-232, RS-485, PC, and USB are addressed and printed circuit boards and high-speed signal propagation over transmission lines are covered with a minimum of math. A brief survey of logic families of integrated circuits and programmable logic devices is also contained in this in-depth resource.
Memory address decoding
Read-only memory and other related devices
Input and output ports
Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters
Interfacing to external devices
Logic families of integrated circuits and their signaling characteristics
The printed circuit board
Programmable logic devices
Test equipment: oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
- Publication Date:
- 22 / 11 / 2011