Embedded Systems Programming, August 1996


Vol. 9 No. 8, August 1996

Table of Contents


Device Drivers for Nonexistent Devices
by Larry Mittag
Procrastination is a bad idea when it comes to developing device drivers. It's better to write as much of the device driver as possible before the hardware is available. Although this can be a daunting task, the payoff can be a shorter overall product development cycle.

Getting A Handle on Your Embedded System
by John Sullivan, Michael Nagle, and Sam Cavallaro
THow many times have you stared at your embeded product after it has crashed in the field and screamed “Why?” Has it ever answered you? By adding some handles, you can get to it all.

Building FIR Filters in Programmable Logic
by Martin S. Won and Caleb Crome
Programmable logic devices with look-up table architectures are suited to the implementation of math-intensive functions. This article describes how to map the mathematical operations of the FIR filter.

Special Report: There's Always a Platypus: a Brief Taxonomy of Logic Analyzers
by Nicholas Cravotta

COLUMNS + DEPARTMENTS

#include
SOP on the Technofront
by Lindsey Vereen
Isn't it quaint how letters used to arrive in the mail.

Parity Bit
C++ or C$$?

Programmer's Toolbox
Filters-the Last Word
by Jack W. Crenshaw
The Butterworth and Chebyshev algorithms provide rules for how to find the coefficients of the polynomial Q .

Book Review
C++ Book Not for All
by Dr. Michael Smith
A review of Michael J. Pont's book: Software Engineering with C++ and CASE Tools .

Embedded Gallery

Embedded Marketplace

Is Java Ready for Prime Time?
Guardian Angels
by Jack G. Ganssle
With security an ever-increasing concern, it seems odd we'd be so willing to let the world at large into our machines.

State of the Art
A First Taste of Java
by P.J. Plauger
The C++ books are already moving toward the back of the store, nestled alongside all those books on Unix and C.

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