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Embedded Systems Handbook, Second Edition 2-Volume Set

2nd Edition

Edited by Richard Zurawski

© 2009 – CRC Press

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During the past few years there has been an dramatic upsurge in research and development, implementations of new technologies, and deployments of actual solutions and technologies in the diverse application areas of embedded systems. These areas include automotive electronics, industrial automated systems, and building automation and control. Comprising 48 chapters and the contributions of 74 leading experts from industry and academia, the Embedded Systems Handbook, Second Edition presents a comprehensive view of embedded systems: their design, verification, networking, and applications. The contributors, directly involved in the creation and evolution of the ideas and technologies presented, offer tutorials, research surveys, and technology overviews, exploring new developments, deployments, and trends. To accommodate the tremendous growth in the field, the handbook is now divided into two volumes.

New in This Edition:

  • Processors for embedded systems
  • Processor-centric architecture description languages
  • Networked embedded systems in the automotive and industrial automation fields
  • Wireless embedded systems

Embedded Systems Design and Verification

Volume I of the handbook is divided into three sections. It begins with a brief introduction to embedded systems design and verification. The book then provides a comprehensive overview of embedded processors and various aspects of system-on-chip and FPGA, as well as solutions to design challenges. The final section explores power-aware embedded computing, design issues specific to secure embedded systems, and web services for embedded devices.

Networked Embedded Systems

Volume II focuses on selected application areas of networked embedded systems. It covers automotive field, industrial automation, building automation, and wireless sensor networks. This volume highlights implementations in fast-evolving areas which have not received proper coverage in other publications. Reflecting the unique functional requirements of different application areas, the contributors discuss inter-node communication aspects in the context of specific applications of networked embedded systems.


The two volumes consist of 48 contributions written by experts from industry and academia from Europe and USA. The presented material is in the form of tutorials, research surveys and technology overviews. All papers include rich bibliography on the presented subject. Many of the contributions are from the industry at the forefront of developments in embedded systems.

Zentralblatt MATH 1186

Zurawski has done a good job given the scope of the topic ESH addresses. The book broadly covers embedded systems and also delves deeply into specific new areas of interest. … ESH will indisputably be valuable to many different readers. A reader new to embedded systems but grounded in software and computer architecture would have a broad and solid understanding of embedded systems after finishing the book. A seasoned embedded-systems technologist will gain an understanding of new application areas and new ways of addressing old problems more efficiently. ESH is a valuable tool offering something to almost everyone in the field.

—Christopher Songer, Stonestreet One

Table of Contents

Volume I Contents

System Level Design and Verification

Real-Time in Networked Embedded Systems, H. Hanson, T. Nolte, M. Sjodin, and D. Sundmark

Design of Embedded Systems, L. Lavango and C. Passerone

Models of Embedded Computation for Distributed Embedded Systems, A. Jantsch

Embedded Software Modeling and Design, M. Di Natale

Languages for Design and Verification, S. Edwards

Synchronous Hypothesis and Polychronous Languages, D. Potop-Butucaru, R. de Simone, J.-P. Talpin

Processor-Centric Architecture Description Languages, S. Leibson, H. Sanghavi, and N. Andrews

Network-Ready, Open Source Operating Systems for Embedded Real-Time Applications, I. C. Bertolotti

Determining Bounds on Execution Times, R. Wilhelm

Performance Analysis of Distributed Embedded Systems, L. Thiele, E. Wandeler, and W. Haid

Power Aware Embedded Computing, M. F. Jacome and A. Ramachandran

Embedded Processors and System-on-Chip Design

Processors for Embedded Systems, S. Leibson

System-on-Chip Design, G. Martin

SoC Communication Architectures: From Interconnection Buses to Packet-Switched NoCs, J. L. Ayala, M. Lopez-Valleyo, D. Bertozzi, and L. Benini

Networks-on-Chip: an Interconnect Fabric for Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip, F. Gilabert, D. Bertozzi, L. Benini, G. De Micheli

Hardware/Software Interfaces Design for SoC, K. Popovici, W. O. Cesário, F. R. Wagner, and A. A. Jerraya

FPGA Synthesis and Physical Design, M. Hutton and V. Betz

Embedded System Security and Web Services

Design Issues in Secure Embedded Systems, A. G. Fragopoulos, D. Serpanos, and A. G. Voyiatzis

Web Services for Embedded Devices, H. Bohn and F. Golatowski

Volume II Contents

Networked Embedded Systems: An Introduction

Networked Embedded Systems: An Overview, R. Zurawski

Middleware Design and Implementation for Networked Embedded Systems, V. Subramonian and C. D. Gill

Wireless Sensor Networks

Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks, S. Dulman and P. J. M. Havinga

Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks, S. Dulman, S. Chatterjea, and P. J. M. Havinga

Overview of Time Synchronization Issues in Sensor Networks, W. Su

Resource Aware Localization in Sensor Networks, F. Reichenbach, J. Blumenthal, and D. Timmermann

Power-efficient Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks, L. Lo Bello and E. Toscano

Energy-Efficient MAC Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks, L. Lo Bello, M. Collotta and E. Toscano

Distributed Signal Processing in Sensor Networks, O. S. Jahromi and P. Aarabi

Sensor Network Security, G. Schaefer

Wireless Sensor Networks Testing and Validation, M. Woehrle, J. Beutel, L. Thiele

Developing and Testing of Software for Sensor Networks, J. Blumenthal, F. Golatowski, R. Behnke, S. Prüter, and D. Timmermann

Automotive Networked Embedded Systems

Trends in Automotive Communication Systems, N. Navet, F. Simonot-Lion

Time-Triggered Communication, R. Obermaisser

Controller Area Network, G. Cena and A. Valenzano

FlexRay Communication Technology, R. Nossal-Tueyeni and D. Millinger

The LIN Standard, A. Rajnak

Standardized Basic System Software for Automotive Applications, T. Galla

Volcano Technology: Enabling Correctness by Design, A. Rajnak

Networked Embedded Systems in Industrial Automation

Fieldbus Systems: Embedded Networks for Automation, T. Sauter

Real-Time Ethernet for Automation Applications, M. Felser

Configuration and Management of Networked Embedded Devices, W. Elmenreich

Networked Control Systems for Manufacturing: Parameterization, Differentiation, Evaluation and Application, J. R. Moyne and D. M. Tilbury

Wireless LAN Technology for the Factory Floor: Challenges and Approaches, A. Willig

Wireless Local and Wireless Personal Area Network Communication in Industrial Environments, K. Matheus

Hybrid Wired/Wireless Networks Real-Time Industrial Networks, G. Cena, A. Valenzano, and S. Vitturi

Wireless Sensor Networks for Automation, J.-E. Frey and T. Lennvall

Design and Implementation of a Truly- Wireless Real-Time Sensor/Actuator Interface for Discrete Manufacturing Automation, G. Scheible, D. Dzung, J. Endresen, and J.-E. Frey

Networked Embedded Systems in Building Automation and Control

Data Communications for Distributed Building Automation, W. Kastner and G. Neugschwandtner

About the Editor

Richard Zurawski is with ISA Group in San Francisco, California, and is involved in providing solutions to Fortune companies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General