Designing Embedded Hardware, 2/e (Hardcover)

John Catsoulis

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2005-06-07
  • 定價: $1,650
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 398
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596007558
  • ISBN-13: 9780596007553
  • 相關分類: 嵌入式系統
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Embedded computer systems literally surround us: they're in our cell phones, PDAs, cars, TVs, refrigerators, heating systems, and more. In fact, embedded systems are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the computer industry today.

Along with the growing list of devices for which embedded computer systems are appropriate, interest is growing among programmers, hobbyists, and engineers of all types in how to design and build devices of their own. Furthermore, the knowledge offered by this book into the fundamentals of these computer systems can benefit anyone who has to evaluate and apply the systems.

The second edition of Designing Embedded Hardware has been updated to include information on the latest generation of processors and microcontrollers, including the new MAXQ processor. If you're new to this and don't know what a MAXQ is, don't worry--the book spells out the basics of embedded design for beginners while providing material useful for advanced systems designers.

Designing Embedded Hardware steers a course between those books dedicated to writing code for particular microprocessors, and those that stress the philosophy of embedded system design without providing any practical information. Having designed 40 embedded computer systems of his own, author John Catsoulis brings a wealth of real-world experience to show readers how to design and create entirely new embedded devices and computerized gadgets, as well as how to customize and extend off-the-shelf systems.

Loaded with real examples, this book also provides a roadmap to the pitfalls and traps to avoid. Designing Embedded Hardware includes:

  • The theory and practice of embedded systems
  • Understanding schematics and data sheets
  • Powering an embedded system
  • Producing and debugging an embedded system
  • Processors such as the PIC, Atmel AVR, and Motorola 68000-series
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) architectures
  • Protocols (SPI and I2C) used to add peripherals
  • RS-232C, RS-422, infrared communication, and USB
  • CAN and Ethernet networking
  • Pulse Width Monitoring and motor control

If you want to build your own embedded system, or tweak an existing one, this invaluable book gives you the understanding and practical skills you need.



Table of Contents:


1. An Introduction to Computer Architecture





     Embedded Computer Architecture

2. Assembly Language


     Machine Code

     Signed Numbers

     Addressing Modes

     Coding in Assembly


     Position-Independent Code



     Indexed Addressing


     Timing of Instructions

3. Forth/Open Firmware

     Introducing Forth

     String Words

     Stack Manipulation

     Creating New Words


     if ... else


     Data Structures

     Interacting with Hardware and Memory
     Forth Programming Guidelines

4. Electronics 101

     Voltage and Current

     Analog Signals


     Reading Schematics



     RC Circuits





     Digital Signals

     Electrical Characteristics

     Logic Gates

     The Importance of Reading the Datasheet

5. Power Sources

     The Stuff Out of the Wall


     Low Power Design


     LM78xx Regulators

     MAX603/MAX604 Regulators

     MAX1615 Regulator

     MAX724 Regulator

     Electrical Noise and Interference

6. Building Hardware



     Quick Construction

     Printed-Circuit Boards

     Building It


7. Adding Peripherals Using SPI

     Serial Peripheral Interface

8. Adding Peripherals Using I2C

     Overview of I2C

     Adding a Real-Time Clock with I2C

     Adding a Small Display with I2C

9. Serial Ports


     Error Detection

     Old Faithful: RS-232C



10. IrDA

     Introduction to IrDA

11. USB

     Introduction to USB

     USB Packets

     Physical Interface

     Implementing a USB Interface

12. Networks

     Controller Area Network (CAN)


13. Analog


     Analog to Digital Conversion

     Interfacing an External ADC

     Temperature Sensor

     Light Sensor


     Pressure Sensors

     Magnetic-Field Sensor

     Digital to Analog Conversion


     Motor Control

     Switching Big Loads

14. The PIC Microcontrollers

     A Tale of Two Processors

     Starting Simple

     A Bigger PIC

     PIC-Based Environmental Datalogger

     Motor Control with a PIC

15. The AVR Microcontrollers

     The AVR Architecture

     The ATtiny15 Processor

     Downloading Code

     A Bigger AVR

     AVR-Based Datalogger

     Bus Interfacing

16. 68HC11

     Architecture of the 68HC11

     A Simple 68HC11-Based Computer

17. MAXQ

     Architectural Overview


18. 68000-Series Computers

     The 68000 Architecture

     A Simple 68000-Based Computer

19. DSP-Based Controllers

     The DSP56800

     A DSP56805-Based Computer