Fast and Effective Embedded Systems Design is a fast-moving introduction to embedded systems design, applying the innovative ARM mbed and its web-based development environment. Each chapter introduces a major topic in embedded systems, and proceeds as a series of practical experiments, adopting a "learning through doing" strategy. Minimal background knowledge is needed to start. C/C++ programming is applied, with a step-by-step approach which allows you to get coding quickly. Once the basics are covered, the book progresses to some "hot" embedded issues - intelligent instrumentation, wireless and networked systems, digital audio and digital signal processing. In this new edition all examples and peripheral devices are updated to use the most recent libraries and peripheral devices, with increased technical depth, and introduction of the "mbed enabled" concept.
Written by two experts in the field, this book reflects on the experimental results, develops and matches theory to practice, evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the technology and techniques introduced, and considers applications in a wider context.
New Chapters on:
Bluetooth and ZigBee communication
Internet communication and control, setting the scene for the `Internet of Things'
Digital Audio, with high-fidelity applications and use of the I2S bus
Power supply, and very low power applications
The development process of moving from prototyping to small-scale or mass manufacture, with a commercial case study.
Chapter 1. Embedded Systems, Microcontrollers, and ARM Part I. Essentials of Embedded Systems, Using the mbed Chapter 2. Introducing the mbed Chapter 3. Digital Input and Output Chapter 4. Analog Output Chapter 5. Analog Input Chapter 6. Further Programming Techniques Chapter 7. Starting with Serial Communication Chapter 8. Liquid Crystal Displays Chapter 9. Interrupts, Timers, and Tasks Chapter 10. Memory and Data Management Part II. Moving to Advanced and Specialist Applications Chapter 11. Wireless Communication - Bluetooth and Zigbee Chapter 12. Internet Communication and Control Chapter 13. Working With Digital Audio Chapter 14. Letting Go of the mbed Libraries Chapter 15. Hardware Insights: Clocks, Resets, and Power Supply Chapter 16. Developing Commercial Products With mbed