- Taschenbuch: 318 Seiten
- Verlag: O'Reilly & Associates (29. November 2002)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0596003625
- ISBN-13: 978-0596003623
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,8 x 2 x 23,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 572.383 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Designing Embedded Hardware (Classique Us) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 29. November 2002
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This guide provides software and hardware engineers with no prior experience in embedded systems with the necessary conceptual and design building blocks to understand the architectures of embedded systems. Written to provide the depth of coverage and real-world examples developers need, "Designing Embedded Hardware" also provides a road-map to the pitfalls and traps to avoid in designing embedded systems. Topics covered include: the principles of developing computer; parallel I/O; analog-digital conversion; timers (internal and external); UART; serial peripheral interface; inter-Integrated Circuit Bus; Controller Area Network (CAN); Data Converter Interface (DCI); and low-power operation. The book offers practical tools and skills to develop, build, and program your own application-specific computers.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
John Catsoulis is an electronics engineer, programmer and physicist who specializes in advanced computer architectures. He is responsible for the design of over 25 embedded computer systems, and since 1996 has been Managing Director of Embedded Pty Ltd., a company that designs computers for industry, government, military and scientific agencies.
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Highly recommended !! I hope John is working on "Designing Embedded Software" to complement this great resource.
It covers many topics which are relatively common knowledge among experienced hardware designers but you rarely find in one book. Some of those topics I've never seen in ANY book. There's some good stuff here. That said, it's probably not the ideal book for someone who's already tackled a few successful embedded hardware designs.
The author is an experienced embedded engineer and has knowledge both in hardware and software - it's the connecting line between these two that is the main subject of the book. Quite well written, many topics are covered - Electronics 101 (though not really on a beginner level - it runs too fast for that), some software - assembly language of various processors, microcontroller architectures, digital design and even soldering / breadboard creation.
It looks to be possible to build a small embedded computer just from the directions given in this book - which is very nice, and gives practical-headed readers something to play with. The author clearly enjoys what he's doing and it shows through his writing - this is a nice motivational boost, embedded design is indeed very interesting.
The crowd to enjoy the book the most will be people with some experience in either software or hardware (or both), who want to get into the exciting embedded field, or just bright and curious amateurs who want to build that heat-sensing remote control for their bathroom tub.
Some downsides of the book: the chapter on Forth is dubious. (Forth ??? Gimme a break...) The Electronics tutorial is just too fast. I doubt that people without any EE background will really understand it. For a beginner's book, there's too much options given in the processors chapters (about 4) - beginners like few options that are well explained. So a suggestion to the author for the next edition - drop Forth, drop a couple of processors, spend more time on electronics basics instead, and you'll have a truly great book.