With this book you will:
- Understand the various business aspects of a project from budgets and schedules through contracts and market studies- Understand the place and timing for simulations, bench tests, and prototypes, and understand the differences between various formal methods such as FMECA, FTA, ETA, reliability, hazard analysis, and risk analysis- Learn general design concerns such as the user interface, interfaces and partitioning, DFM, DFA, DFT, tradeoffs such as hardware versus software, buy versus build, processor choices, and algorithm choices, acquisition concerns, and interactions and comparisons between electronics, functions, software, mechanics, materials, security, maintenance, and support
- Covers the life cycle for developing an embedded system: program management, procedures for design and development, manufacturing, maintenance, logistics, and legal issues- Includes proven and practical techniques and advice on tackling critical issues reflecting the authors' expertise developed from years of experience
1. Introduction to Good Development 2. Drivers of Success in Engineering Teams 3. Project Introduction 4. Dealing with Risk 5. Documentation 6. System Requirements 7. Analyses and Tradeoffs 8. The Discipline of System Design 9. Mechanical Design 10. Electronic Design 11. Software Design and Development 12. Security 13. Review 14. Test and Integration 15. Manufacturing 16. Logistics, Distribution, and Support 17. Agreements, Contracts, and Negotiations 18. Dealing with the Government 19. Agency and Getting Paid 20. Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Patents 21. Open Source Software 22. Laws That Can Nail Embedded Engineers 23. Corporate Operations, Export, and Compliance 24. Case Studies Appendix A: Dependability Calculations
Kim Fowler has spent over 30 years in the design, development, and project management of medical, military, and satellite equipment. His interest is the rigorous development of diverse, mission-critical, embedded systems. Kim co-founded Stimsoft, a medical products company, in 1998 and sold it in 2003. He has also worked for JHU/APL designing embedded systems, for a company now part of Curtiss-Wright Embedded Computing that built digital signal processing boards, and consulted for both commercial companies and government agencies. Kim is a Fellow of the IEEE and lectures internationally on systems engineering and developing real-time embedded products. He has been President of the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement society and an adjunct professor for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Professional Program. He has published widely and has written three textbooks - this book is his fourth. He has 18 patents - granted, pending, or disclosed. Kim currently is a graduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University to finally get his PhD to teach and research.