Twenty first century has dawned with the basis of Science and Technology. Developments, especially in the fields of electronics and computers have revolutionized the world around. The accelerated rate of growth in the last couple of decades has positively affected the lifestyle of people. It has changed the way people communicate with each other, carry out business, get educated or even receive entertainment. Today we find that hospitals, traffic control systems, aviation, space and defense are all primarily based on the modern electronic and computer products.
A variety of microchips power the electronic gadgets. Automation and intelligence of the electronic gadgets have become the popular keywords. Embedded Systems like Microwave ovens, Mobile phones, Washing machines, etc. are normally seen around. Design of such Embedded Systems is a challenging task requiring specialized hardware and software design skills.