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Fast and Effective Embedded Systems Design by Tim Wilmshurst, Rob Toulson

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Chapter 1

Embedded Systems, Microcontrollers and ARM

Chapter outline

1.1 Introducing Embedded Systems

1.1.1 What is an Embedded System?

1.1.2 An Example Embedded System

1.2 Microprocessors and Microcontrollers

1.2.1 Some Computer Essentials

1.2.2 The Microcontroller

1.3 Development Processes in Embedded Systems

1.3.1 Programming Languages: What is so Special about C/C++?

1.3.2 The Development Cycle

1.4 The World of ARM

1.4.1 A Little History

1.4.2 Some Technical Detail: What does this RISC Word Mean?

1.4.3 The Cortex Core

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1.1 Introducing Embedded Systems

1.1.1 What is an Embedded System?

We are all familiar with the idea of a desktop or laptop computer, and the amazing processing that they can do. These computers ...

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