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Bringing together two areas of computer technology---networking and embedded systems---this developer's guide offers guidance and examples for each of these, with a focus on the special requirements and limits of embedded systems. Because developing an embedded system for networking requires knowledge from many areas, including circuit design, programming, network architecture, and Ethernet and Internet protocols, developers are given valuable technical information on each that can be put to use right away. Covered are the advantages and limits of using Ethernet to connect embedded systems in a local network, hardware and program code needed to connect an embedded system to an Ethernet network and the Internet, and how to build a network. Also discussed are how embedded systems can use TCP/IP and related protocols and how personal-computer applications can use the protocols to communicate with embedded systems. Developers will learn how their Web server's pages can include dynamic, real-time content and respond to user input.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 7" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.66 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Lakeview Research
ISBN 1931448000 ISBN13 9781931448000
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More About Jan Axelson
Jan Axelson is the author of six books, including "Embedded Ethernet and Internet Complete," "Serial Port Complete," and "Parallel Port Complete," Her articles have appeared in "Embedded Systems Programming," "EDN," "Circuit Cellar," "Nuts & Volts," and "Popular Electronics." She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Inedible salad of disembodied pieces of knowledge Aug 29, 2008
I would say this book belongs to trash category not only because it is poorly structured collection of scrappy material but mainly due to the fact it fails to fulfill its goals stated at the introductory pages - i.e., to answer questions listed therein in a complete self-consistent manner. If you want to see what the superficial knowledge is about, buy this pseudo-book jumping from one receipt to another, returning back to the discussed subject, and so on. I found too many senseless listings and script examples which are aggravated even more with surrounding text detached from any outlined solid canvas with systematic basic idea.
It is not a manual, nor a guide, and it is not either a handbook. It is something like collections of notes alternated with photos of connectors (half-page each), wires, PCB boards, listings, screen-shots, etc. Diagrams are far away from being real engineering charts, protocols are obscured traces of RFC texts, and screenshots are just to be. I better stay away from misleading examples torn out (copy/paste) from miscellaneous examples out of different evaluation boards.
To get a real clue on embedded internet, I would suggest to buy either the "Designing embedded internet devices" by B. DeMuth at al. (plus, you get an insight into the CAN), or "Networking and internetworking with microcontrollers" by F. Eady (plus, I2C discussed). The first one is mostly about TINI, and the second one - on CS8900 controller. Both are a way ahead in covering the embedded Ethernet stuff. My feeling is that you (potentially) can create/program your own embedded device with these 2 books in your hands but no-way to make something working using this "complete" book.
I wouldn't buy this book =( Jun 26, 2007
After reading few pages of the book I felt my self as a fool because of being spent my money on it.
People outside US need to pay a lot more of shipping cost as well as to wait longer. I was waiting for the book very excited, but I got angry when reading it. I would say it is a kind of fraud. The book doesn't cover more than a good TCP tutorial on Internet, however you need to pay and wait for it.
The book is not "Internet complete". The book doesn't cover what internet is. It only mentions some aspects of building a net, but anything else. If you expect to read something about packets, datagrams and so on this is NOT the book for you. If you expect to learn something deeply about chips for LAN, this book is NOT for you. If you expect to know how each layer in the TCP/IP stack works this book is NOT for you. This book is for nothing.
The book is not "Embedded Ethernet". Actually I needed to pay about $50 US and wait 2 weeks just to hear "don't get in troubles, just buy a Rabbit kit, or if you like Java get the TINI card". I have cards for others architectures, but none of them. At this point I hope you may guess how I felt =( . If that is the author's idea of designing embedded systems I have a big problem.
I have some books about TCP/IP and Internet (english/spanish) that are each one far superior to this one, and cover more topics deeply. I use 8, 16 and 32 bits microcontrollers in which I want to implement a TCP/IP stack, that's way I bought the book, but I've just wasted my time and money.
My recomendation is DON'T BUY THIS BOOK. Try instead some tutorials in Internet, and you'll get better results and knowledges.
You got a good knowledge about ethernet reading this book Feb 6, 2007
This book has a good understanding about ethernet protocol and hardware topics, the programming part on this network interface is something new for me and improve my knowledge on this matter.
I would call the book INcomplete Jan 17, 2007
This book does talk a lot of things. But not in any details about the embedded design, or provide single "complete" embedded system design, from schematic to programming. It does have pieces from many different places, but none of them seems from one complete project. You can not use this book as a "complete" reference to build an embedded ethernet/Internet project.
The proper name after reading through the book should be "Basic Introductory of Ethernet and Internet to the embedded designer".
Un libro para tener en cuenta Jul 2, 2006
Es un libro excelente, está orientado para Técnicos en electrónica ó Ingenieros, que sepan algo de programación que quieran aprender de cero todo lo que necesitás para utilizar interfaces Ethernet y sus protocolos, para hacer tu dispositivo 100% compatible con las interfaces de hoy en día. Y como si fuera poco, la posibilidad de conectar lo que sea a Internet.
Tiene una estructura que permite leer el libro de multiples formas diferentes a gusto del consumidor, ya que cada tema tiene dos partes, una teórica y una de aplicación. Esto nos permite leer el libro de muchas formas según nuestras necesidades. Ya que si querés saber lo básico para poder armar algo, podés leer la aplicación de ese tema en particular, pero si te interesa profundizar, tienes la parte teorica ahí mismo.
Es un libro que todo técnico ó ingeniero interesado por el networking debería tener en su biblioteca.