on 11 May 2004
If you are a hobbyist or student of electronic engineering, you will find this book a good introduction to embedded systems hardware. However, one third of the book is dedicated to basic electronics and construction, which is better served elsewhere. The remainder covers the more relevant subject of microcontrollers and their peripherals. Following reading this you should be able to progress to reading datasheets and application notes, which experienced engineers rely on.
on 18 February 2004
A fantastic buy for anyone needing a refresher/quick course in designing embedded systems. Brings the train of thought back to basics with a review of basic circuit theory, (but does not patronize) then builds up the technical level at just the right pace. Author has provided some great tips of the trade that otherwise can only be learnt the hard way.
I'm an electronics engineer that spent too long writing software, and needed a reminder of real electronics. This worked brilliantly. Would love to see a similar title "Testing Embedded Hardware/Systems.".
on 27 August 2007
I rarely write reviews, but after wasting £20 on this, I felt compelled.
This book is perhaps more suitable for somebody with absolutely no electronics or programming knowledge at all. If you have even the slightest knowledge in these areas, you are probably way beyond the level of this book already.