Embedded System Design:  A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction


“Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction” authored by Professor. Frank Vahid and Professor Tony Givargis was published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. in October 2001. In today’s world, embedded systems are everywhere – homes, offices, cars, factories, hospitals, planes, and consumer electronics. The huge numbers and new complexity call for a new design approach, one that emphasizes high-level assembly language programming and logic design. This exciting new book presents the traditional distinct fields of software and hardware design in a new unified approach. It covers trends and challenges, introduces the design and use of single-purpose processors (hardware) and general-purpose processors (software), describes memories and buses, illustrates hardware/software tradeoffs using a digital camera example, and discusses advanced computation models, control systems, chip technologies, and modern design tools.

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