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Computers as Components, 3rd Edition by Marilyn Wolf

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4.6 Consumer Electronics Architecture

In this section we consider consumer electronics devices as an example of complex embedded systems and the platforms that support them.

4.6.1 Consumer Electronics use Cases and Requirements

Although some predict the complete convergence of all consumer electronic functions into a single device, much as has happened to the personal computer, we still have a variety of devices with different functions. However, consumer electronics devices have converged over the past decade around a set of common features that are supported by common architectural features. Not all devices have all features, depending on the way the device is to be used, but most devices select features from a common menu. Similarly, there ...

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