Develop embedded audio/video applications with Beagleboard using Packt's New Book and eBook!

October 2013 | Open Source

Packt is proud to present its latest release Rapid BeagleBoard Prototyping with MATLAB/Simulink, by Dr. Xuewu Dai and Dr. Fei Qin. This book is a fast-paced guide filled with practical, hands-on recipes which will show the readers how to prototype Beagleboard-based audio/video applications using Matlab/Simlink and Sourcery Codebench on a Windows host. The print book is 132 pages long and is competitively priced at $29.99, while the e-book and Kindle versions are available for $14.39.

About the authors:

Dr. Xuewu Dai graduated (BEng) in Electronic Engineering and received his MSc in Computer Science, both from Southwest University, Chongqing, China and completed his PhD study at School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester in 2008. He has over 10 years experience in Matlab/Simulink simulation and embedded software development. Recently, he has been actively involved in wireless sensor actuator networks for various research and industrial projects such as, condition monitoring of aircraft engines, buildings and DFIG wind generators, CAN field-bus for SCADA, optic sensors for water quality monitoring.

Dr.Fei Qin is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic and Communications, University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China. He received his PhD degree from University College London, UK, 2012. Prior to the start of his PhD, he had been working for Crossbow Technology, Beijing Rep. Office as a Senior application engineer. He has been working on the development of embedded system for many different products and applications for almost ten years, including Wireless Network, Sensor and RADAR system.

The BeagleBoard is a low-power open-source hardware prosingle-board computer duced by Texas Instruments in association withDigi-Key and Newark element14.

Rapid BeagleBoard Prototyping with MATLAB/Simulink is a practical, hands-on guide that will provide its readers with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises that will take them through a number of clear, informative recipes that will help them to take advantage of both the Beagleboard hardware platform and Matlab/Simulink signal processing.

The book will help the readers to take advantage of the power of Beagleboard and give them a good grounding in rapid prototyping techniques for their audio/video applications. It also takes a look at building S-function blocks that work as hardware drivers and interfaces for Matlab/Simulink. By the end of this book, readers will have a clear idea about Beagleboard and Matlab/Simulink rapid prototyping, as well as how to develop voice recognition systems, motion detection systems with I/O access, and serial communication for their own applications, such as a smart home.

The following are the chapters in the book:

Chapter 1: Introducing BeagleBoard

Chapter 2: Installing Linux on the BeagleBoard

Chapter 3: C/C++ Development with Eclipse on Windows

Chapter 4: Automatic Code Generation

Chapter 5: Digital I/O and Serial Communication

Chapter 6: Voice Recognition

Chapter 7: Digital Video-Based Motion Detection


Rapid BeagleBoard Prototyping with MATLAB and Simulink
Rapid BeagleBoard Prototyping with MATLAB and Simulink is great for students and academic researchers who have practical ideas and who want to build a proof-of-concept system on an embedded hardware platform quickly and efficiently. It is also useful for product design engineers who want to ratify their applications and reduce the time-to-market. It is assumed that you are familiar with Matlab/Simulink and have some basic knowledge of computer hardware. Experience in Linux is favoured but not necessary, as our software development is purely on a Windows host.

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