The 3 Transformative Technologies in Food Services Automation

From the Blackberry’s release in 1998, to the iPhone in 2007, to the vast array of connected and powerful home and personal devices we have today, the past two decades have seen an incredible leap in our ability to communicate, control, and interact with our world as consumers. Indeed, it is these transformative technologies of … Continue reading The 3 Transformative Technologies in Food Services Automation

The 5 Biggest Challenges Facing Embedded Software Developers in IoT

Developing embedded software is not as “simple” as it used to be. Creating a stand-alone device was and still often still is challenging for many development teams. In the IoT age where we are starting to connect absolutely everything, including toothbrushes, system complexity is skyrocketing. The traditional, disconnected developer is finding that there are several … Continue reading The 5 Biggest Challenges Facing Embedded Software Developers in IoT

5 Benefits to replacing analog components with DSP software

The IoT is unleashing an unimaginable number of connected devices, many of which are sensor systems that are designed to sense and interact with the world around them. The world around us is analog and analog sensors are often used to provide the sensing mechanism to the microcontroller. Analog circuits are often big, bulky and … Continue reading 5 Benefits to replacing analog components with DSP software

5 Technologies Embedded System Engineers Should Master in 2019

Happy New Year! Another year is here and with it are many opportunities for embedded systems developers. As the new year starts, there are many interesting technologies that are going to be shaping the way systems are designed in 2019 and beyond. Let’s quickly examine the top five technologies that developers should be mastering or … Continue reading 5 Technologies Embedded System Engineers Should Master in 2019

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