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Building Embedded Systems

Programmable Hardware

Authors: Gu, Changyi

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  • Helps readers avoid pitfalls and do things right in the first place
  • Provides deep exploration of the System on Programmable Chips approach
  • Fills the knowledge gap between software and hardware
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Develop the software and hardware you never think about. We're talking about the nitty-gritty behind the buttons on your microwave, inside your thermostat, inside the keyboard used to type this description, and even running the monitor on which you are reading it now. Such stuff is termed embedded systems, and this book shows how to design and develop embedded systems at a professional level. Because yes, many people quietly make a successful career doing just that.

Building embedded systems can be both fun and intimidating. Putting together an embedded system requires skill sets from multiple engineering disciplines, from software and hardware in particular. Building Embedded Systems is a book about helping you do things in the right way from the beginning of your first project:

  • Programmers who know software will learn what they need to know about hardware.
  • Engineers with hardware knowledge likewise will learn about the software side.

Whatever your background is, Building Embedded Systems is the perfect book to fill in any knowledge gaps and get you started in a career programming for everyday devices. Author Changyi Gu brings more than fifteen years of experience in working his way up the ladder in the field of embedded systems. He brings knowledge of numerous approaches to embedded systems design, including the System on Programmable Chips (SOPC) approach that is currently growing to dominate the field. His knowledge and experience make Building Embedded Systems an excellent book for anyone wanting to enter the field, or even just to do some embedded programming as a side project.

What You Will Learn
  • Program embedded systems at the hardware level
  • Learn current industry practices in firmware development
  • Develop practical knowledge of embedded hardware options
  • Create tight integration between software and hardware
  • Practice a work flow leading to successful outcomes
  • Build from transistor level to the system level
  • Make sound choices between performance and cost

Who This Book Is For
Embedded-system engineers and intermediate electronics enthusiasts who are seeking tighter integration between software and hardware. Those who favor the System on a Programmable Chip (SOPC) approach will in particular benefit from this book. Students in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science can also benefit from this book and the real-life industry practice it provides.

About the authors

Changyi Gu has worked for multiple high tech companies across California over a 15+ year career. He is the founder of PulseRain Technology, LLC, a company that is focused on FPGA and embedded system design. He started his career in firmware development. With a deep passion in engineering, he later devoted himself to wireless hardware and programmable logic. He is therefore lucky enough to see things on both sides of the fence between software and hardware. He graduated from University of Southern California with an MS degree in VLSI. He also holds an MS degree in Communication, and a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China.

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Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1919-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1918-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Embedded Systems
Book Subtitle
Programmable Hardware
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Changyi Gu
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1919-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1919-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1918-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 322
Number of Illustrations and Tables
117 illustrations in colour
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