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Book Review: Microcontroller Basics with PIC

Author: Tam Hanna Published: 2020 Target Audience: Entry-level Engineers (0 – 3 Years’ Experience) Jacob’s Rating: 5 Stars Book Link: https://www.elektormagazine.com/news/new-book-microcontroller-basics-with-pic Microcontroller Basics with PIC is a great book for developers who are just getting started in embedded systems. The book does a fantastic job of covering all the topics that someone new to developing … Continue reading Book Review: Microcontroller Basics with PIC

5 Reasons the new Arm Cortex-M55 will transform the IoT

Earlier this week, Arm announced a new Cortex-M processor that is going to revolutionize how embedded system developers build IoT devices, the Cortex-M55. The Cortex-M55 processor is building on the Armv8.1-M architecture to provide developers with more powerful features, combined with the ease of use of Cortex-M, will change how IoT devices are designed and … Continue reading 5 Reasons the new Arm Cortex-M55 will transform the IoT

5 RTOS Best Practices for Designing RTOS-Based Applications

I often see developers struggling to properly write applications that use an RTOS. These struggles range from properly determining how many tasks to have in their system, how to set their priorities, coordinate task behavior, avoid common pitfalls and sometimes just making the application work! Nearly two-thirds of all embedded systems use an RTOS today … Continue reading 5 RTOS Best Practices for Designing RTOS-Based Applications

7 Steps to Create a Reusable Debounce Algorithm

A quick google search reveals that there are over 212,000 websites that examine how to debounce a button.  After examining a number of them it is obvious that these implementations are not meant for reuse.  The implementations and strategies often lack scalability, the ability to debounce multiple buttons easily and portability.  They are tightly coupled … Continue reading 7 Steps to Create a Reusable Debounce Algorithm

Book Review: Embedded Systems Architecture

Author: Danielle Lacamera Published: 2018 Target Audience: Entry-level Engineers (0 – 3 Years’ Experience) Jacob’s Rating: 5 Stars Embedded Systems Architecture is an excellent book for entry-level engineers who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of microcontroller hardware. The book covers all the fundamentals that are often either quickly covered in college covers or … Continue reading Book Review: Embedded Systems Architecture