Embedded Systems Fundamentals with ARM Cortex-M Based Microcontrollers

Alexander G. Dean

ARM Education Media UK
ISBN/ASBN: 978-1911531036

This textbook introduces students to creating embedded systems using the Arm Cortex-M0+ CPU-based Kinetis KL25Z MCU. Topics covered include the CPU, interrupt systems, peripherals, and programming. C is used as the programming language through the text. The concurrent operation of the CPU and peripherals is highlighted throughout as critical to creating cost-effective embedded systems. This book gives an early introduction to practical multitasking on the CPU, with the goals of improving responsiveness and software modularity while reducing CPU overhead. The interplay of interrupts, peripherals and schedulers is examined.