Embedded Software Development: The Open-Source Approach delivers a practical introduction to embedded software development, with a focus on open-source components. This programmer-centric book is written in a way that enables even novice practitioners to grasp the development process as a whole.
Incorporating real code fragments and explicit, real-world open-source operating system references (in particular, FreeRTOS) throughout, the text:Defines the role and purpose of embedded systems, describing their internal structure and interfacing with software development toolsExamines the inner workings of the GNU compiler collection (GCC)-based software development system or, in other words, toolchainPresents software execution models that can be adopted profitably to model and express concurrencyAddresses the basic nomenclature, models, and concepts related to task-based scheduling algorithmsShows how an open-source protocol stack can be integrated in an embedded system and interfaced with other software componentsAnalyzes the main components of the FreeRTOS Application Programming Interface (API), detailing the implementation of key operating system conceptsDiscusses advanced topics such as formal verification, model checking, runtime checks, memory corruption, security, and dependability
Embedded Software Development: The Open-Source Approach capitalizes on the authors' extensive research on real-time operating systems and communications used in embedded applications, often carried out in strict cooperation with industry. Thus, the book serves as a springboard for further research.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 526
Weight: 907 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 33 mm
"... provides a consistent description covering many aspects of embedded systems development and explains their interrelationships, which is a very important complement to other in-depth literature. ... As such, this book fills a gap ... and will prove valuable to students and professionals who need a single, coherent source of information."
-Kristian Sandstroem, ABB Corporate Research, Vasteras, Sweden, from IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, March 2016
"... a brilliant and complete self-empowering guide through the labyrinth of embedded software development while riding the open-source motorbike."
-Wolfgang Betz, Principal Engineer, STMicroelectronics S.R.L., Milan, Italy
"... a solid, grounded, and highly readable introduction to embedded software development where resource management, proper execution model selection, and deterministic behavior matter A LOT. In my field of safety and mission-critical development, the first principles explained in this book are the foundation upon which all other embedded software development depends. This book provides readers with an explanation of embedded software principles built on current and relevant examples."
-Thomas Ferrell, FAA Consulting, Inc., Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
"The book is technically sound and solidly rooted in the significant experience and professional background of the authors, so that readers needing or simply wishing to learn about embedded software development can perfectly rely on its clear and comprehensive coverage. ... References constantly made to open-source s/w components and their discussion throughout the book offer precious added value. ... The best way to synthesize the authors' work with only one term: balance of theory and practice, informality and rigor of presentation, concepts and implementation, conciseness and clarity."
-Adriano Valenzano, IEIIT-CNR, National Research Council of Italy, Torino
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