5 Tips to Successfully Manage Engineering Talent Shortages

There are two big problems facing technology companies in the United States today; microprocessor supply chains and engineering talent shortages. If you are experiencing one of these issues, or heaven forbid both, you’re not alone. The good news is that there are things that can be done to help minimize the impact of these issues. … Continue reading 5 Tips to Successfully Manage Engineering Talent Shortages

3 Elements to Successful Embedded Software Development

A lot of teams developing embedded software struggle to deliver on time, on budget, and at a quality level that meets customer expectations. Successful embedded software development is often elusive and there are all kinds of excuses software teams have for their failure. However, there are many teams in the industry that are repeatedly successful … Continue reading 3 Elements to Successful Embedded Software Development

3 Tips for Delivering Software Projects On-Time Every Time

Delivering embedded systems on-time is a struggle for many developers and teams. From time-to-time, I’ve struggled with delivering on-time as well. I think it’s part of the human condition or at least the software developers’ condition. After some consideration, I’ve realized that there are generally 3 tips that can be followed to improve the chances … Continue reading 3 Tips for Delivering Software Projects On-Time Every Time

Code Quality over Quantity

A short time ago, I was under pressure to repaint the house while simultaneously delivering several high-priority work projects. It was impossible to do both the right way in a timely manner so I began a search to find a company that could cover the paint job for me and came across one named “Quality … Continue reading Code Quality over Quantity

The Big Tech Cloud Wars Ramifications on the Embedded Industry

Several years ago, Amazon acquired the open source operating system FreeRTOS(TM) and with it, launched a new operating system named Amazon FreeRTOS(TM)? which provides developers working on IoT devices an integrated path to connect with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The idea seems simple, provide developers with a free method to connect to the cloud and … Continue reading The Big Tech Cloud Wars Ramifications on the Embedded Industry

Tips and Tricks – 7 Tips for Meeting Real-time Deadlines

Embedded systems must meet their real-time deadlines in order to function efficiently and as expected. No one likes to press a button and wait thirty seconds before the system finally responds. More importantly, safety critical systems need to meet their deadlines or else very bad things could happen, such as injury or death. There are … Continue reading Tips and Tricks – 7 Tips for Meeting Real-time Deadlines