|Number of Pages||472 Pages|
Embedded Systems: Desktop Integration. This book explores designing embedded systems and monitoring and controlling them from desktop systems. Through the step-by-step development of an embedded thermostat, readers learn how to implement three different hardware interfaces: RS-232, USB, and Ethernet. Several different components are used to provide the reader with alternative hardware solutions. Additionally, three different types of microcontrollers are used to implement the intelligence in the thermostat: the BASIC Stamp, the dsPIC, and the Cypress PSoC. Monitor and control software is developed for Windows, Linux, and the BSD operating Systems. Several cross-platform tools are explored including wxWindows, Borland Delphi and Kylix, and C++BuilderX, and there is even a section on how to make your own printed circuit boards.
About the Author : -
Oliver Bailey has been developing hardware, software, and mechanical tools for almost 30 years. He began his hardware and software career working on the DOSPLUS operating system for Radio Shack Computers in the late 1970s, and also worked on MACRO-MON, a machine language debugger. In 1980 he began working on a project that became one of the first commercially sold programs for the IBM PC, "The Programmer." He also was software development director for one of the first online services. In 1985 he started his own company, specializing in embedded, real-time, and communications hardware and software, and has developed systems for industrial machine vision, machine control, warehousing, bar code, and telecommunications tracking devices. Currently he is developing several motion control systems for garden railroads and woodworking machines. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.