This book provides the first comprehensive set of software patterns to support the development of embedded software systems. With a focus on reliability it discusses techniques for the design and implementation of software for embedded applications based on the popular 8051 microcontroller family. You will find more than seventy software patterns, complete with guidelines to help you apply these techniques in your own projects. The author offers practical materials and advice for rapidly creating a wide range of different embedded applications. Using a substantial number of detailed examples, ranging from simple to complex systems, this book covers :
• the design and implementation of complete scheduler operating systems for embedded applications involving one or more microcontrollers
• creation of user interfaces with components including switches, keypads, LED displays and LCDs
• effective use of networking and communication protocols
• design of monitoring and control systems using, for example, PID algorithms and PWM.