This chapter describes the fundamentals of embedded hardware at a high level. Its intent is to present to the reader the general scope of where hardware fits within embedded design. Most of the available literature covers embedded systems largely from an embedded software design standpoint. Our intent is to provide the essential elements of hardware design to system software and other high-level embedded system designers.

About the Book:
Embedded Systems Hardware for Software Engineers describes the electrical and electronic circuits that are used in embedded systems, their functions, and how they can be interfaced to other devices.

Chapter 1 of Embedded Systems Hardware for Software Engineers, published by McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780071639484
Published: 2011