Chapter 2

The Foundation

Publisher Summary

This chapter introduces the fundamental hardware concepts and terminology of middleware. It identifies the major elements of most underlying system software designs. In order to understand a particular middleware design, to determine which middleware design is the right choice for an embedded device, as well as understand the impact of middleware software on a particular device, it is important to first understand the foundation that underlies the middleware. This foundation includes some combination of the hardware, as well as device drivers, operating systems, and other required middleware components. The user can then apply these fundamentals to analyzing what would be required to get a particular ...

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