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Introduction

Introduction

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In today's competitive markets, engineers face an ongoing challenge to produce complex engineering systems with a high level of performance, reliability, and value at a low price. This demand is brought about by the advances in microprocessor technologies (small and cheap) that make what was state of the art yesterday fade in comparison with what might be possible tomorrow. Hence, a mechatronics engineer is the one who views a system as a whole and offers optimum embedded solution problems. There exist a few definitions of what is an embedded system. In the article, an embedded system is a compact computer system used to accomplish a few specific tasks. It is usually embedded into a completed system that includes physical mechanical and electrical parts. The embedded system is tasked to work on preprogrammed jobs. However, with artificial intelligence, it can be intelligent to handle different scenarios. Typically, the embedded systems are produced in a small form factor with inputs and outputs (for digital inputs/outputs, analog inputs/outputs, high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) port, universal serial bus (USB) port, and other port configurations) for broad applications. The human operator has direct interaction with the system through debugging interfaces, firmware, supporting software, and network to obtain the performance of the embedded system. It enables the output responses or messages to be monitored. Sometimes, tailored inputs can be used to obtain insight into the behavior of the systems. The PICTM microcontroller, ARDUINO®, and Raspberry PiTM microcontroller are the common types of microcontrollers used in the embedded system.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Introduction to embedded system
  • 1.2 Example of embedded system using Athena III PC104
  • 1.3 Example of embedded systems using ARDUINO®
  • 1.4 Example of embedded system using Raspberry Pi
  • 1.5 Example of embedded system using PIC
  • 1.6 Motivations
  • 1.7 Systematic design approach for prototyping embedded systems
  • References

Inspec keywords: systems analysis; control engineering computing; mechatronics; Linux; firmware; embedded systems; microcontrollers

Other keywords: Linux; analog inputs/outputs; mechatronics engineering; VATLAB xPC target approach; digital inputs/outputs; firmware; PIC microcontroller; compact computer system; microprocessor technologies; uncertain environments; complex engineering systems; Raspberry Pi microcontroller; high-definition multimedia interface; Rasbpian; embedded mechatronics system design; ARDUINO; small form factor; preprogrammed jobs; artificial intelligence; HDMI port; debugging interfaces

Subjects: Actuating and final control devices; Information technology applications; Robotics; Operating systems; Micromechanics (mechanical engineering); Control engineering computing; Mechatronics industry; Firmware; Systems analysis and programming; Microprocessor chips

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