Modern Embedded Computing by Peter Barry
Designing Connected, Pervasive, Media-Rich Systems

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Modern embedded systems are used for connected, media-rich, and highly integrated handheld devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. All of these embedded systems require networking, graphic user interfaces, and integration with PCs, as opposed to traditional embedded processors that can perform only limited functions for industrial applications. While most books focus on these controllers, Modern Embedded Computing provides a thorough understanding of the platform architecture of modern embedded computing systems that drive mobile devices.

The book offers a comprehensive view of developing a framework for embedded systems-on-chips. Examples feature the Intel Atom processor, which is used in high-end mobile devices such as e-readers, Internet-enabled TVs, tablets, and net books. Beginning with a discussion of embedded platform architecture and Intel Atom-specific architecture, modular chapters cover system boot-up, operating systems, power optimization, graphics and multi-media, connectivity, and platform tuning. Companion lab materials compliment the chapters, offering hands-on embedded design experience.



Learn embedded systems design with the Intel Atom Processor, based on the dominant PC chip architecture. Examples use Atom and offer comparisons to other platformsDesign embedded processors for systems that support gaming, in-vehicle infotainment, medical records retrieval, point-of-sale purchasing, networking, digital storage, and many more retail, consumer and industrial applicationsExplore companion lab materials online that offer hands-on embedded design experience
 

About Peter Barry

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Peter Barry is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is Reviews & Poetry Editor of English (the journal of the English Association). In the 1970s he was a member of 'Alembic Poets' (with Ken Edwards and Robert Hampson), and his previous work on contemporary poetry includes New British Poetries: the Scope of the Possible (co-edited with Robert Hampson, 1993, Manchester U. P.) and Contemporary British Poetry and the City (2000, Manchester U.P.). Patrick Crowley is Lecturer in French at University College Cork. He is the co-editor of Formless: Ways In and Out of Form (2005) and has published widely on contemporary French and Francophone writing and thought.
 
Published January 25, 2012 by Morgan Kaufmann. 552 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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