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Real-Time Embedded Components and Systems (Computer Engineering) Hardcover – June 27, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-1584504689 ISBN-10: 1584504684 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Computer Engineering
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (June 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584504684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584504689
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,166,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sam Siewert (Erie, CO) is a principal engineer and an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he teaches Real-Time Embedded Systems in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has worked on hard real-time systems for more than 12 years as a contractor to NASA for deep space and astronautic systems and more than 5 years in the telecommunications and storage systems industry. Sam received his BS in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hidden Dragon on October 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The code on the CD itself is well worth the money! I like the author's apporach of balancing the real time theory and its application. Having worked with C++ and real time application in the past 10 years, this book tought me something that I didn't learn from anywhere else (RMA, VxWorks, Video driver...). For any serious hard real time application developers, this book is highly recommended!
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Damico Daniele on February 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Charles River Media is always a guarantee.

One of the rare works on the 'eliterian' VxWorks RTOS. The teaching style from the University of Colorado a real gem !

Source code examples cover most of the VxWorks API's.

General theory of RTOS's combined with performace issues are the introducing chapters.

Digital control, robotics and digital video and audio applications are dedicated and extremely clear chapters of this work.

Real world examples, full of code and videoclips related to the subjects discussed in the book.
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Sam Siewert, Assistant Professor at University of Alaska Anchorage, Professor Adjunct, University of Colorado at Boulder

Dr. Sam Siewert is an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at University of Alaska Anchorage. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at University of Colorado Boulder and teaches several summer courses in the Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering department. As a computer system design engineer, Dr. Siewert has worked in the aerospace, telecommunications, and storage industries since 1988. On-going interests as a researcher and consultant include: scalable systems, computer and machine vision, hybrid reconfigurable architecture and operating systems. Related research interests include real-time theory, digital media and fundamental computer architecture.