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Unformatted text preview: WPI ECE2801 -- A Term Fall 2008 Foundations of Embedded Systems Lecture 1: Introduction to Embedded Systems http://ece.wpi.edu/courses/ece2801smj What is this course about? This class introduces: Binary data representations Microprocessor/microcontroller based computing systems C and Assembly Language programming for embedded platforms Thinking algorithmically Concepts of time-constrained (i.e. REAL-TIME) programming Embedded Systems = Computer Inside a Product A Traditional Hierarchy of Computing + $ Embedded Controllers (dedicated controllers ++ $$ PC's +++ $$$ Mainframes/workstations (minicomputers) ++++ $$$$ Supercomputers Capability Cost A More Modern Hierarchy of Computing + $ Embedded Controllers + $ $ Programmable Logic (FPGAs) ++ $$ PC's n(++) = n($$) >> +++++ Cluster/distributed computing . . . +++++$$$$$ Supercomputers much more specialized Characteristics of Embedded Systems...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2008 for the course ECE 2801 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Fall '08 term at WPI.

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