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What Every Engineer Should Know About Developing Real-Time Embedded Products

1st Edition

By Kim R. Fowler

CRC Press

496 pages | 91 B/W Illus.

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You can find them in your wristwatch or MP3 player; they perform specific functions in washing machines, traffic lights, and even pacemakers. Embedded systems are pervasive, ubiquitous, and widespread throughout our daily lives. Developing these real-time embedded products requires an understanding of the interactions between different disciplines, such as circuit design, power, cooling, packaging, software, and human interface. This volume provides the knowledge and insight engineers need to make critical design decisions and offers a clear guide for preparing and developing projects in different markets.

The book begins by laying the basic groundwork for effective processes, covering smaller, self-contained devices and subsystems, ranging from handheld devices to appliances. Highly detailed case studies, which include designing instruments for space flight, implanted medical devices, and military support equipment, illustrate industry best practices and managerial issues. Each case study is detailed in terms of concept, market, standards, integration, manufacturing, and phases. With schedule and estimation templates, this highly functional text presents numerous examples of design tradeoffs critical to successful project development.

Offering even coverage and clarification of the entire development process, What Every Engineer Should Know about Developing Real-Time Embedded Products provides engineers and industrial designers with practical tools to make important decisions, from deciding whether to buy or build subsystems to determining the appropriate kinds of field testing.

Table of Contents

Development Processes

Variations on the Theme - Considerations for Mission-Critical Equipment and medical devices

Tools of the Trade

Case study 1- Major Appliances

Case study 2- Telecom Products

Case study 3- Commercial Laboratory Equipment

Case study 4- Automobile Engine Controller

Case study 5- Industrial Flow Meter

Case study 6- Military Support Equipment

Case study 6- Designing Instruments for Space Flight

Case study 8- Aerospace Video Processor

Case study 9- Satellite Subsystem

Case study 10- Programmer for Implanted Stimulators

Case study 11- Implanted Medical Devices

Some Observations on Architectural Tradeoffs in Selected Real-Time Systems

Some Observations about Consumer Appliances

Some Observations about User Interfaces

About the Series

What Every Engineer Should Know

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Microprocessors
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering