PACKT - Embedded Systems Architecture

Organization: PACKT
Publication Date: 30 May 2018
Page Count: 317

"A comprehensive guide to reaping the benefits of architectural modeling in embedded design

About This Book

• 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

Who This Book Is For

If you're a software developer or designer wanting to learn about embedded programming, this is the book for you. You'll also find this book useful if you're a less experienced embedded programmer willing to expand your knowledge.

What You Will Learn

• Participate in the design and definition phase of an embedded product

• Learn about architectural design patterns and engineering tradeoffs

• Build an embedded development lab and optimize the workflow

• Write memory-safe code

• Understand the architecture behind the most 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

In Detail

Embedded systems are self-contained units that have a dedicated purpose within a device. We come across a variety of applications of embedded systems in navigation tools, telecom applications, and networking equipment, to name just 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'll first be guided to setting up a development environment and then move on to the core system architectural concepts, exploring pragmatic designs, boot-up mechanisms, and memory management. Next, you'll look at the programming interface and device drivers to establish communication via TCP/IP and take measures to increase the security of IoT solutions. Lastly, you'll be introduced to parallel multithreaded applications through the development of a scheduler.By the end of the book, you will have explored various aspects of embedded architecture such as memory management, focusing on a memory-safe approach, multithreading, and the RTOS approach.

Style and approach

Software developers and designers with experience in different fields, and who want to learn about embedded programming, will benefit from this book. Junior and less experienced embedded programmers willing to expand their knowledge in the field will also find it useful."