Chapter 11

Defining the System—Creating the Architecture and Documenting the Design

In This Chapter

• Defining the stages of creating an embedded systems architecture

• Introducing the architecture business cycle and its effect on architecture

• Describing how to create and document an architecture

• Introducing how to evaluate and reverse engineer an architecture

This chapter is about giving the reader some practical processes and techniques that have proven useful over the years. This book has taken the systems, holistic approach to understanding embedded systems, because one of the most powerful methods of insuring success for a design team is to accept and address the reality that the successful engineering of an embedded systems product will ...

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