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Embedded Systems Architecture - Second Edition

By : Daniele Lacamera
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Book Image

Embedded Systems Architecture - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Daniele Lacamera

Overview of this book

Embedded Systems Architecture begins with a bird’s-eye view of embedded development and how it differs from the other systems that you may be familiar with. This book will help you get the hang of the internal working of various components in real-world systems. You’ll start by setting up a development environment and then move on to the core system architectural concepts, exploring system designs, boot-up mechanisms, and memory management. As you progress through the topics, you’ll explore the programming interface and device drivers to establish communication via TCP/IP and take measures to increase the security of IoT solutions. Finally, you’ll be introduced to multithreaded operating systems through the development of a scheduler and the use of hardware-assisted trusted execution mechanisms. With the help of this book, you will gain the confidence to work with embedded systems at an architectural level and become familiar with various aspects of embedded software development on microcontrollers—such as memory management, multithreading, and RTOS—an approach oriented to memory isolation.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
1
Part 1 – Introduction to Embedded Systems Development
4
Part 2 – Core System Architecture
8
Part 3 – Device Drivers and Communication Interfaces
13
Part 4 – Multithreading

Summary

The methodologies that have been proposed are meant as an example of reference patterns used to design and manage the development of embedded projects. While it is possible that some of the patterns described may not apply to all projects, the goal of this chapter is to encourage embedded architects to look for improvements in the process that may result in a more efficient and less expensive software life cycle. Finally, we analyzed the possibility of increasing security by adding appropriate processes and components when required by the use case.

In the next chapter, we shall analyze what happens at boot time inside the embedded system, and how to prepare a bootable application using a simple, bare-metal, main-loop approach.