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7 Tips for Getting Started with TrustZone for MCU’s

The new Armv8-M architecture from arm® with its Cortex®-M23 and Cortex®-M33 processors is quickly gaining steam in the industry. The Armv8-M architecture includes a new security extension known as TrustZone that will revolutionize and forever change the way that embedded software developers create microcontroller-based systems. Below are my top seven tips to help you get … Continue reading 7 Tips for Getting Started with TrustZone for MCU’s

Creating an SWD Adapter for STM32 Development Boards (Part 3)

My adapter boards have arrived! As we discussed in the first two parts, the on-board debugger that comes with most development boards is functional but often offers far less than a professional debugger. We’ve been exploring how we can create an adapter board for the ST Microelectronic development boards that will allow us to use … Continue reading Creating an SWD Adapter for STM32 Development Boards (Part 3)

Understanding firmware total ownership development costs

Innovation can be an exciting endeavor and on occasion management and developer decisions will optimistically estimate the cost implications for the project. The optimism can sometimes come from a short-sightedness or knowledge gap in understanding what is involved in the total cost of ownership for developing embedded software. Let’s look at the five major cost … Continue reading Understanding firmware total ownership development costs