Chapter 1

Introduction

Abstract

Embedded system interfacing is the conceptual interface between electrical and computer engineering—we require the skills of both fields to design good, practical interfaces. I/O is particularly important to embedded computing systems. Embedded computers are responsible for a wide range of devices, ranging from simple appliances to complex vehicles and industrial equipment. This range of I/O requirements calls for a comprehensive playbook of interfacing techniques. This chapter surveys embedded system interfacing methods and reviews basic principles of circuit analysis.

Keywords

Embedded system; Interfacing; Mixed-signal; Hardware/software codesign; Analog circuits; Digital logic

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