ES140CmpE_lecture2

ES140CmpE_lecture2 - ES 140 Module 2 Computer Engineering...

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ES 140 Module 2 Computer Engineering Lecture 2: Embedded Computing Systems Xenofon Koutsoukos Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Vanderbilt University Fall 2006
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Outline What are embedded systems? Why are they important? Challenge problem Tracking using video cameras  Motivated by security applications of embedded  systems
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Computing Systems General-purpose  computers Desktop PCs Laptops Servers Mainframes Instead of a definition  the two things about  embedded systems They’re everywhere They have limited  resources, unless they  don’t
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Embedded Systems A combination of computer hardware and software,  and perhaps other mechanical parts, designed to  perform a dedication function Computing systems embedded in another device Any equipment containing microchips and/or  embedded software, process monitoring, control,  acquisition boards Computational devices but not first-and-foremost a  computer Tightly coupled with physical processes using sensor  and actuators
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Embedded System Applications
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More examples … Signal processing systems radar, sonar, real-time video, DVD players, medical  equipment Safety critical systems avionics, space-craft control, nuclear plant control Distributed control in large buildings “Small” systems cellular phones, pagers, home appliances, toys, smart  cards, MP3 players, digital cameras and camcorders, smart  badges
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Why are they important? Where Has CmpE/CS Focused? Where Has CmpE/CS Focused? Interactive
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