7 Essential skills for firmware engineers

Having the right tools for the job is critical to success but in the hands of the improperly skilled, the result can be disastrous. Firmware engineers require seven essential skills to succeed in todays rapid paced development environment. Skill #1 – Defect Management (Formerly “Debugging”) According to the UBM Embedded Marketing Studies, debugging an embedded … Continue reading 7 Essential skills for firmware engineers

Developing Reusable Firmware – A Practical Guide to API’s, HAL’s and Drivers

Developing firmware that can be reused is an important and critical skill. The majority of engineers and teams that I interact with are stuck constantly reinventing the wheel on every project that they work on. In order to help developers understand how they can create not just reusable application code but reusable firmware, down to … Continue reading Developing Reusable Firmware – A Practical Guide to API’s, HAL’s and Drivers

Getting Started Writing Portable Firmware

Developers who want to reuse software have several challenges to overcome in order to be successful. These challenges include but are not limited to: Endianness Processor architecture Bus width Ambiguous standards Development time and budget Modularity Code coupling Getting started can be overwhelming and lead to more stress and confusion than simply writing very functional … Continue reading Getting Started Writing Portable Firmware