Embedded System Design,
Edition 1 Methodologies and Issues
By Lawrence J. Henschen, Ph.D. and Julia C. Lee, Ph.D.

Publication Date: 28 Dec 2023
Embedded Systems Design: Methodologies and Issues presents methodologies for designing these systems and discusses major issues, both present and future, that designers must consider in bringing products with embedded processing to market. The book starts from the first step after product proposal (behavioral modeling) and goes through the steps for modeling internal operations. Specific areas of focus include methods for designing safe, reliable, and robust embedded systems. Sections cover selection of processors and related hardware as well as issues involved in designing related software. Finally, the book present issues that will occur in systems designed for the Internet of Things. This book is for junior/senior/MS students in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering who intend to take jobs in industry designing and implementing embedded systems and Internet of Things applications.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the design of embedded systems, starting from product conception through high-level modeling and up to the selection of hardware, software, and network platforms
  • Discusses the trade-offs of the various techniques presented so that engineers will be able to make the best choices for designs for future products
  • Contains a section with three chapters on making designs that are reliable, robust, and safe
  • Includes a discussion of the two main models for the structure of the Internet of Things, as well as the issues engineers will need to take into consideration in designing future IoT applications
  • Uses the design of a bridge control system as a continuing example across most of the chapters in order to illustrate the differences and trade-offs of the various techniques
About the author
By Lawrence J. Henschen, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and Julia C. Lee, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) and Embedded Systems

Part 1: Modelling
2. First Stage Modelling – Modelling Interaction between the System and the Environment
3. Finite State Machines
4. Modelling Physically Distributed Embedded Systems
5. Petri Nets for Modelling Concurrency and Shared Resources

Part 2: Building Robust, Safe, and Correct Systems
6. Designing Systems that are Safe and Robust
7. Verification, Validation, and Evaluation
8. Testing

Part 3: Hardware
9. Introduction and Overview
10. Processing Elements
11. Memories
12. Field Programmable Gate Arrays
13. Devices, Sensors, and Actuators
14. Energy
15. Hardware-Software Mapping

Part 4: Software
16. Operating Systems
17. Scheduling
18. Semaphores
19. Optimization and Other Special Considerations

Part 5: Communications
20. Introduction to Communications and Messages
21. Networks
22. The Internet
23. Low-level Communication Protocols
24. Cloud vs. Edge vs. Local Computing

Part 6: The Internet of Things
25. Reference Models for the Internet of Things
26. IoT Issues
Book details
ISBN: 9780443184703
Page Count: 528
Retail Price : £68.95
Junior, senior, and MS students in computer engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science