Embedded Systems Hardware for Software Engineers by Ed LipianskyEmbedded Systems Hardware for Software Engineers by Ed Lipiansky

Embedded Systems Hardware for Software Engineers

byEd Lipiansky

Hardcover | December 13, 2011

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Embedded Systems Hardware for Software Engineers describes the electrical and electronic circuits that are used in embedded systems, their functions, and how they can be interfaced to other devices.

Basic computer architecture topics, memory, address decoding techniques, ROM, RAM, DRAM, DDR, cache memory, and memory hierarchy are discussed. The book covers key architectural features of widely used microcontrollers and microprocessors, including Microchip's PIC32, ATMEL's AVR32, and Freescale's MC68000. Interfacing to an embedded system is then described. Data acquisition system level design considerations and a design example are presented with real-world parameters and characteristics. Serial interfaces such as RS-232, RS-485, PC, and USB are addressed and printed circuit boards and high-speed signal propagation over transmission lines are covered with a minimum of math. A brief survey of logic families of integrated circuits and programmable logic devices is also contained in this in-depth resource.


  • Architecture examples
  • Memory
  • Memory address decoding
  • Read-only memory and other related devices
  • Input and output ports
  • Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters
  • Interfacing to external devices
  • Transmission lines
  • Logic families of integrated circuits and their signaling characteristics
  • The printed circuit board
  • Programmable logic devices
  • Test equipment: oscilloscopes and logic analyzers

Eduardo Lipiansky is a hardware design engineer for the Platforms Power Group of Google, Inc. Previously, he worked at Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Tandem Computers (now an HP company), and Varian Associates. Mr. Lipiansky has a variety of work experience in analog and digital systems design, networking, high-speed digital design, ...
Title:Embedded Systems Hardware for Software EngineersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.3 × 6.2 × 0.98 inPublished:December 13, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071639489

ISBN - 13:9780071639484

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Embedded Systems
Chapter 2. Real Machines: Architecture Examples
Chapter 3. Embedded Hardware
Chapter 4. Memories
Chapter 5. Memory Address Decoding
Chapter 6. Read-Only Memories and Other Related Devices
Chapter 7. Input and Output Ports
Chapter 8. Data Acquisition Components: Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Converters
Chapter 9. Interfacing to External Devices
Chapter 10. Transmission Line Basics
Chapter 11. Logic Families of Integrated Circuits and Their Signaling Characteristics
Chapter 12. The Printed-Circuit Board (PCB)
Chapter 13. Programmable Logic Devices
Chapter 14. Test Equipment: Oscilloscopes and Logic Analyzers