This book contains 49 papers covering the past eight years (2000-2007) of research on automotive microcontrollers, providing a look at innovative design trends and the latest applications. Topics covered include: Microcontroller Design Concepts, Microcontroller Networking, System Testing/Diagnosis, Implementation Examples. The book also includes editor Ronald K. Jurgen's introduction (""New Microcontroller Architectures Spark Innovative Applications"") and a concluding section on future developments in automotive microcontrollers.
After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.E.E., Ronald K. Jurgen held various technical magazine editorial staff positions, including 30 years with IEEE Spectrum. Now retired, he is the editor of the Automotive Electronics Handbook and the Digital Consumer Electronics Handbook, and assistant editor of the Electronics Engineers Handbook, Fourth Edition. He is also the editor of more than 23 books on automotive electronics in the Progress in Technology Series.