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Computers as Components, 3rd Edition by Marilyn Wolf

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4.5 Designing with Computing Platforms

In this section we concentrate on how to create a working embedded system based on a computing platform. We will first look at some example platforms and what they include. We will then consider how to choose a platform for an application and how to make effective use of the chosen platform.

4.5.1 Example Platforms

The design complexity of the hardware platform can vary greatly, from a totally off-the-shelf solution to a highly customized design. A platform may consist of anywhere from one to dozens of chips.

Open source platforms

Figure 4.21 shows a BeagleBoard [Bea11]. The BeagleBoard is the result of an open source project to develop a low-cost platform for embedded system projects. The processor is ...

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