uC/OS-III: The Real-Time Kernel and the Renesas SH7216

Jean J Labrosse 2010

This two-part book puts the spotlight on how a real-time kernel works using Micrium's μC/OS-III kernel as a reference. Part I includes an overview of the operation of real-time kernels, and walks through various aspects of μC/OS-III implementation and usage. Part II provides application examples (using the versatile Renesas YRDKSH7216 Evaluation Board, available separately) that enable readers to rapidly develop their own prototypes. This book is written for serious embedded systems...


Better Embedded System Software

Philip Koopman 2010

This book distills the experience of more than 90 design reviews on real embedded systems into a set of bite-size lessons learned in the areas of software development process, requirements, architecture, design, implementation, verification & validation, and critical system properties.

Each chapter describes an area that tends to be a problem in embedded system design, symptoms that tend to indicate you need to make changes, the risks of not fixing problems in this area, and concrete ways to...


Hardware/Firmware Interface Design: Best Practices for Improving Embedded Systems Development

Gary Stringham 2009

Why care about hardware/firmware interaction? These interfaces are critical, a solid hardware design married with adaptive firmware can access all the capabilities of an application and overcome limitations caused by poor communication. For the first time, a book has come along that will help hardware engineers and firmware engineers work together to mitigate or eliminate problems that occur when hardware and firmware are not optimally compatible. Solving these issues will save time and...


Beginner's Guide to Embedded C Programming - Volume 2: Timers, Interrupts, Communication, Displays and More

Chuck Hellebuyck 2009

If you liked his first C book "Beginner's Guide to Embedded C Programming" then you will love this one. In this "Volume 2" Chuck takes the reader to the next level by introducing how to drive displays, how to use interrupts, how to use serial communication, how to use the internal hardware peripherals of the PIC16F690 Microcontroller such as SPI, PWM and Timers. He even introduces how to drive a stepper motor for those looking for electromechanical design help. He tackles these topics with...


PIC Projects: A Practical Approach

Hassan Parchizadeh 2009

This book is a collection of projects based around various microcontrollers from the PIC family. The reader is carefully guided through the book, from very simple to more complex projects in order to gradually build their knowledge about PIC microcontrollers and digital electronics in general. On completion of this book, the reader should be able to design and build their own projects and solve other practical problems in digital electronics.

Many books in this area are theory based and can...


uC/OS-III, The Real-Time Kernel, or a High Performance, Scalable, ROMable, Preemptive, Multitasking Kernel for Microproc

Jean J Labrosse 2009

This book puts the spotlight on how a real-time kernel works. Using Micrium's uC/OS-III as a reference, the book consists of two complete parts. The first describes real-time kernels in generic terms. Part II provides examples to the reader, using STMicroelectronics' STM32F107 microcontroller, based on the popular ARM Cortex-M3 architecture. A companion evaluation board (uC/Eval-STM32F107) NOT INCLUDED, and tools (IAR Systems Embedded Workbench for ARM), enable the reader to be up and...


Running Small Motors with PIC Microcontrollers

Harprit Sandhu 2009

Program PIC microcontrollers to drive small motors

Get your motors running in no time using this easy-to-follow guide. Detailed circuit diagrams and hands-on tutorials show you, step by step, how to program PIC microcontrollers to power a wide variety of small motors. You'll learn how to configure all the hardware and software components and test, troubleshoot, and debug your work. Running Small Motors with PIC Microcontrollers is filled with more than 2,000 lines of PicBasic Pro code you can...


Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers, Second Edition: Principles and Applications

Tim Wilmshurst 2009

PIC microcontrollers are used worldwide in commercial and industrial devices. The 8-bit PIC which this book focuses on is a versatile work horse that completes many designs. An engineer working with applications that include a microcontroller will no doubt come across the PIC sooner rather than later. It is a must to have a working knowledge of this 8-bit technology. This book takes the novice from introduction of embedded systems through to advanced development techniques for utilizing and...


USB Complete: The Developer's Guide

Jan Axelson 2009

This updated edition of the best-selling developer's guide to the Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface covers all aspects of project development, including hardware design, device firmware, and host application software.

Topics include how to choose a device controller chip, how to write device firmware for USB communications, how to cut development time by using USB device classes, and how to write software to access devices that perform vendor-specific functions. Also discussed are hardware...


The Art of Designing Embedded Systems, Second Edition

Jack Ganssle 2008

Jack Ganssle has been forming the careers of embedded engineers for 20+ years. He has done this with four books, over 500 articles, a weekly column, and continuous lecturing. Technology moves fast and since the first edition of this best-selling classic much has changed. The new edition will reflect the author's new and ever evolving philosophy in the face of new technology and realities. Now more than ever an overarching philosophy of development is needed before just sitting down to build...