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Computers as Components, 3rd Edition by Marilyn Wolf

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1.3 The Embedded System Design Process

This section provides an overview of the embedded system design process aimed at two objectives. First, it will give us an introduction to the various steps in embedded system design before we delve into them in more detail. Second, it will allow us to consider the design methodology itself. A design methodology is important for three reasons. First, it allows us to keep a scorecard on a design to ensure that we have done everything we need to do, such as optimizing performance or performing functional tests. Second, it allows us to develop computer-aided design tools. Developing a single program that takes in a concept for an embedded system and emits a completed design would be a daunting task, but by ...

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