Fundamentals of Embedded Software: Where C and Assembly Meetis a refreshing alternative to the traditional sophomore text on computer organization and assembly language programming. The text approaches assembly the way it is commonly used in practice>to implement small, fast, or special-purpose routines called from a main program written in a high-level language such as C. By using an embedded software context, the text introduces multi-threaded programming, preemptive and non-preemptive systems, shared resources, and scheduling, thus providing a solid foundation for subsequent courses on operating systems, real-time systems, networking, and microprocessor-based design. The text will help you: appreciate the often overlooked consequences and limitations of binary representation. implement fast real-number arithmetic using fixed-point reals instead of floating-point. reinforce your comprehension of scope, parameter passing, recursion, and memory allocation. employ features of C (such as bit-manipulation and variant access) commonly used in embedded software. write functions in Intel x86 protected mode assembly to be called from C. estimate maximum data rate and latency for various styles of I/O programming. manage multiple threads, shared resources, and critical sections. develop programming practices that avoid priority inversions, deadlocks, and shared memory problems. Fundamentals of Embedded Software: Where C and Assembly Meetcomes with a CD-ROM containing all the software tools needed to build simple stand-alone embedded applications on an ordinary Pentium-class PC: a C compiler, assembler, linker, boot loader, library, and both preemptive and non-preemptive real-time kernels. Also included are major portions of the source code for a number of programming assignments found in an appendix of the text.Lewis, Daniel W. is the author of 'Fundamentals of Embedded Software Where C and Assembly Meet', published 2001 under ISBN 9780130615893 and ISBN 0130615897.