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Building Embedded Systems

Programmable Hardware

Apress

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  • Helps readers avoid pitfalls and do things right in the first place

  • Provides deep exploration of the System on Programmable Chips approach

  • Fills the knowledge gap between software and hardware

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4842-1919-5
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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Whole Picture

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 1-4
  3. Power On and Bootloader

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 5-25
  4. Inside the CPU

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 27-46
  5. RAM, DMA, and Interrupt

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 47-68
  6. Bus Architecture

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 69-102
  7. Firmware Coding in C

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 103-127
  8. Building and Deployment

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 149-189
  9. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 191-231
  10. System on Programmable Chip (SOPC)

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 233-248
  11. De-Bounce, Power Management, and Display

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 249-269
  12. Fixed Point Math

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 271-303
  13. Work Flow

    • Changyi Gu
    Pages 313-316
  14. Back Matter

    Pages 317-322

About this book

This is a book about developing the software and hardware you never think about. We're talking about the nitty-gritty behind the buttons on your microwave, inside your thermostat, inside the keyboard used to type this description, and even running the monitor on which you are reading it now. Such stuff is termed embedded systems, and this book shows how to design and develop embedded systems at a professional level. Because yes, many people quietly make a successful career doing just that.

Building embedded systems can be both fun and intimidating. Putting together an embedded system requires skill sets from multiple engineering disciplines, from software and hardware in particular. Building Embedded Systems is a book about helping you do things in the right way from the beginning of your first project:

  • Programmers who know software will learn what they need to know about hardware.
  • Engineers with hardware knowledge likewise will learn about the software side.

Whatever your background is, Building Embedded Systems is the perfect book to fill in any knowledge gaps and get you started in a career programming for everyday devices. Author Changyi Gu brings more than fifteen years of experience in working his way up the ladder in the field of embedded systems. He brings knowledge of numerous approaches to embedded systems design, including the System on Programmable Chips (SOPC) approach that is currently growing to dominate the field. His knowledge and experience make Building Embedded Systems an excellent book for anyone wanting to enter the field, or even just to do some embedded programming as a side project.

 

 

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Keywords

  • SOPC
  • FPGA
  • Firmware
  • Boatloader
  • Clock Domain Crossing
  • Soft Core Processor
  • CORDIC Algorithm
  • Embedded OS
  • Embedded Linux
  • State Machine
  • Execute in Place

Authors and Affiliations

  • San Diego, USA

    Changyi Gu

About the author

Changyi Gu has worked for multiple high tech companies across California over a 15+ year career. He is the founder of PulseRain Technology, LLC, a company that is focused on FPGA and embedded system design. He started his career in firmware development. With a deep passion in engineering, he later devoted himself to wireless hardware and programmable logic. He is therefore lucky enough to see things on both sides of the fence between software and hardware. He graduated from University of Southern California with an MS degree in VLSI. He also holds an MS degree in Communication, and a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook
USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4842-1919-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)