Modern Embedded Computing

Designing Connected, Pervasive, Media-Rich Systems

by Peter Barry,

Modern Embedded Computing: Designing Connected, Pervasive, Media-Rich Systems 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.

This is a unique book in terms of its approach – moving towards consumer. It teaches readers how to design 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 applications. 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 complement the chapters, offering hands-on embedded design experience.

This text will appeal not only to professional embedded system designers but also to students in computer architecture, electrical engineering, and embedded system design.

  • Learn embedded systems design with the Intel Atom Processor, based on the dominant PC chip architecture. Examples use Atom and offer comparisons to other platforms
  • Design 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 applications
  • Explore companion lab materials online that offer hands-on embedded design experience
  • Elsevier Science; January 2012
  • ISBN: 9780123944078
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Modern Embedded Computing
  • Author: Peter Barry; Patrick Crowley
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

In The Press

There is need for a good, comprehensive book on embedded design and the lab-based approach using the Intel Architecture is very good and practical.

Tilman Wolf, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst