Embedded Systems Fundamentals with Arm Cortex-M based Microcontrollers: A Practical Approach
by Dr Alexander G. Dean
This textbook introduces students to creating embedded systems using the Arm Cortex-M0+ CPU-based Kinetis KL25Z MCU. Topics covered include the CPU, interrupt systems, peripherals, and programming. C is used as the programming language through the text. The concurrent operation of the CPU and peripherals is highlighted throughout as critical to creating cost-effective embedded systems. This book gives an early introduction to practical multitasking on the CPU, with the goals of improving responsiveness and software modularity while reducing CPU overhead. The interplay of interrupts, peripherals and schedulers is examined.
Table of Contents
|2||General Purpose Input/Output|
|3||Basics of Software Concurrency|
|4||Arm Cortex-M0+ Processor Core and Interrupts|
|5||C in assembly Language|
|9||Direct Memory Access|
|10||Appendix. Measuring Current, Power and Energy on the FRDM-KL25Z|
About the Author
Dr Alexander G. Dean is a faculty member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He has developed a suite of embedded systems courses at NCSU, as well as course packages with the Arm University Program and others, and has wide-ranging industry experience in embedded systems design.
“Alex has seen the real world of embedded systems design as few other professors have, and has gotten his hands dirty building real stuff. This book reflects that experience. It does an admirable job of covering the embedded computing design space, balancing the opposing forces of hardware vs. software, depth vs. breadth, and performance vs. constraints.”
Professor Phil Koopman
Carnegie Mellon University
“The thing that I love about this book is that the author has gone through the effort of creating a large set of examples to explore the different concepts, and he has made sure that the examples work with an easy-to-find low-cost board, and using a free toolchain. It is one thing to explain concepts abstractly, but with embedded systems, there is a lot to learn from actually implementing systems. I have taught classes on this material before and I have always had to put a lot of time into getting abstract examples to work on a real board. The author has already done this for you with this book.”
Professor Ian G. Harris
University of California, Irvine
“Alex Dean’s new textbook is a well-written starting point for students who have experience in electronics and are now moving into microcontroller based projects. It provides students of computer/electronics engineering with a clear understanding of how an embedded processor system works, and how to understand what is happening during software debugging sessions.”
Senior Embedded Technology Manager, Arm Ltd
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