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Embedded Linux by John Lombardo

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Determining the Design Goal

The overall goal for any embedded designer can be summed up quite easily:

Better, faster, cheaper.

  • Better in the sense that you choose a high-quality hardware solution that perfectly matches the system requirements with the minimal number of components and with excess horsepower for the inevitable feature-creep that any product faces during development. The ideal choice would include all necessary memory and peripheral functions onboard, occupy minimal space, and consume almost no power.

  • Faster by bringing the product to market in the least amount of time possible, preferably before your competition even knows the work has begun.

  • Cheaper for the obvious reasons—the lower the cost to the customer, the higher the ...

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