Embedded Systems Architecture

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Learn
  • Participate in the design and definition phase of an embedded product
  • Get to grips with writing code for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers
  • Build an embedded development lab and optimize the workflow
  • Write memory-safe code
  • Understand the architecture behind the communication interfaces
  • Understand the design and development patterns for connected and distributed devices in the IoT
  • Master multitask parallel execution patterns and real-time operating systems
About

Embedded systems are self-contained devices with a dedicated purpose. We come across a variety of fields of applications for embedded systems in industries such as automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and consumer electronics, just to name a few.

Embedded Systems Architecture begins with a bird's eye view of embedded development and how it differs from the other systems that you may be familiar with. You will first be guided to set up an optimal development environment, then move on to software tools and methodologies to improve the work flow. You will explore the boot-up mechanisms and the memory management strategies typical of a real-time embedded system. Through the analysis of the programming interface of the reference microcontroller, you'll look at the implementation of the features and the device drivers. Next, you'll learn about the techniques used to reduce power consumption. Then you will be introduced to the technologies, protocols and security aspects related to integrating the system into IoT solutions.

By the end of the book, you will have explored various aspects of embedded architecture, including task synchronization in a multi-threading environment, and the safety models adopted by modern real-time operating systems.

Features
  • Identify and overcome challenges in embedded environments
  • Understand the steps required to increase the security of IoT solutions
  • Build safety-critical and memory-safe parallel and distributed embedded systems
Page Count 324
Course Length 9 hours 43 minutes
ISBN 9781788832502
Date Of Publication 29 May 2018

Authors

Daniele Lacamera

Daniele Lacamera is a software technologist and researcher with vast experience in software design and development on embedded systems for different industries, currently working as freelance software developer and trainer. He is a worldwide expert in TCP/IP and transport protocol design and optimization, with more than 20 academic publications on the topic. He supports free software by contributing to several projects, including the Linux kernel, and his involvement within a number of communities and organizations that promote the use of free and open source software in the IoT.