Chapter1 Embedded System Intro

Chapter1 Embedded System Intro - ELEC 5260/6260 Embedded...

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Spring 2010 Victor P. Nelson ELEC 5260/6260 Embedded Computing Systems Text: “Computers as Components, 2 nd Edition” Prof. Wayne Wolf (Georgia Tech)
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Course Topics The embedded computing space. System design methodologies Platforms: system-on-chip, microcontrollers, networks. CPUs for embedded systems (ARM,SHARC) uCdragon ARM development board Architectures, applications, methodologies. Hardware, software, system. Embedded program design (continued)
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Course Topics Real-time embedded operating systems Multiprocessor embedded networks Standards-based design. Case studies Not simply a “microcontroller course”.
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Definition Embedded system: any device that includes a programmable computer but is not itself a general- purpose computer. Take advantage of application characteristics to optimize the design: dedicated to specific function(s) don’t need all the general-purpose bells and whistles. interact with environment
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Embedding a computer CPU mem input output analog analog embedded computer
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Personal digital assistant (PDA). Printer. Disk drive: motor control, data xfer, etc. Cell phone (including “smart” phones”). Automobile: engine, brakes, dash, etc. Television, CD/DVD/MP3 player. Household appliances. PC keyboard (key scanning).
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