Embedded system, as a subject, is an amalgamation of different domains, such as digital design, architecture, operating systems, interfaces, and algorithmic optimization techniques. This book acquaints the students with the alternatives and intricacies of embedded system design. It is designed as a textbook for the undergraduate students of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Communication Technology (ICT), as well as for the postgraduate students of Computer Applications (MCA).
While in the hardware platform the book explains the role of microcontrollers and introduces one of the most widely used embedded processors, ARM; it also deliberates on other alternatives, DSP, FPD and IC. It provides a good overview of the interfacing standards covering RS232C, RS422, RS485, USB, IrDA, Bluetooth, and CAN.
In the software domain, the book introduces the features of real-time operating systems for use in embedded applications. Various scheduling algorithms have been discussed with their merits and demerits. The existing real-time operating systems have been surveyed. Guided by cost and performance requirements, embedded applications are often implemented partly in hardware and partly in software. This book covers the different optimization techniques proposed in the literature to take a judicious decision about this partitioning of application tasks. Power-aware design of embedded systems has also been dealt with.
• Presents a considerably wide range of the field of embedded systems
• Discusses the ARM microcontroller in detail
• Enumerates various sensors and actuators used in embedded system design
• Provides numerous exercises to assess the learning process
• Offers a good discussion on hardware–software codesign
• Provides a detailed study on security aspects of embedded systems
NEW TO THE EDITION
The new edition introduces:
• Two new chapters—Sensors and Actuators, and Security in Embedded Systems.
• Various security issues with a case study on the security in Smart Cards.
• Design challenges of a secure embedded system.
• Different types of security attacks and their probable prevention strategies.
• B.E./B.Tech (EE/ECE/EIE/CSICT)
• M.E./M.Tech (EE/ECE/EIE/CSICT)