"Novice developers will find this book to be invaluable. But more experienced developers will enjoy the breadth and probably pick up a few tricks or insights in less familiar areas." - William Wong, Electronic Design, June 2008
All the design and development inspiration and direction an embedded engineer needs in one blockbuster book!
Famed author Jack Ganssle has selected the very best embedded systems design material from the Newnes portfolio and compiled into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of embedded design-from hardware to software to integrated embedded systems-with a strong pragmatic emphasis. In addition to specific design techniques and practices, this book also discusses various approaches to solving embedded design problems and how to successfully apply theory to actual design tasks. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary embedded design issues. This book will be an essential working reference for anyone involved in embedded system design!
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Motors - Stuart Ball
Chapter 2. Testing - Arnold S. Berger
Chapter 3. System-Level Design - Keith E. Curtis
Chapter 4. Some Example Sensor, Actuator and Control Applications and Circuits (Hard Tasks) - Lewin ARW Edwards
Chapter 5. Installing and Using a Version Control System - Chris Keydel and Olaf Meding
Chapter 6. Embedded State Machine Implementation - Martin Gomez
Chapter 7. Firmware Musings - Jack Ganssle
Chapter 8. Hardware Musings - Jack Ganssle
Chapter 9. Closed Loop Controls, Rabbits, and Hounds - John M. Holland
Chapter 10. Application Examples David J. Katz and Rick Gentile
Chapter 11. Analog I/Os - Jean LaBrosse
Chapter 12. Optimizing DSP Software - Robert Oshana
Chapter 13. Embedded Processors - Peter Wilson
*Hand-picked content selected by embedded systems luminary Jack Ganssle
*Real-world best design practices including chapters on FPGAs, DSPs, and microcontrollers
*Covers both hardware and software aspects of embedded systems
About the Author
Jack Ganssle has 30 years' experience developing embedded systems. He has authored two books, The Art of Programming Embedded Systems and The Art of Designing Embedded Systems, and writes a regular column in Embedded Systems Programming magazine.
Michael Barr is the editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Programming magazine and the principal of Netrino Consultants Network. He wrote Programming Embedded Systems in C and C++.