Fundamentals of x86 Architecture
The x86 processor family is the best-known in the world, but most people think of it as the chip inside their PC. What about using x86 for intelligent embedded systems without Windows? This tutorial outlines all the great features of the x86 chip family, from its programming model to its built-in task management, real-time capabilities, hidden debugging features, and more.
Programmers and engineering managers alike will gain a new appreciation for this well-rounded chip family, whether they’re considering a low-cost Atom platform or a high-end Core- or Xeon-based system. Illustrations, helpful tips, and useful descriptions round out this presentation, delivered by x86 chip expert Jim Turley.
Jim Turley is a professional nerd, specializing in microprocessors and embedded systems. He’s the author of seven books, the former Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Systems Design magazine and Microprocessor Report newsletter, the founder of Silicon insider, and an enthusiastic race car driver.