5 Tips for using Arm TrustZone in Cortex-M Processors

As embedded system developers transition to creating connected, IoT devices, security has become one of the most important issues they face. The ARMv8-M processors do support TrustZone® which provides developers with a new mechanism to help them isolate their secure software from more general user software. Just like with any new tool, there are several … Continue reading 5 Tips for using Arm TrustZone in Cortex-M Processors

5 Tips for Accelerating Embedded System Design

If there is one constant through-out the embedded system industry, it’s that our delivery timelines are yesterday. The demand for advances in embedded systems and for the latest and greatest widget put a constant pressure on designers to deliver as fast as possible. Let’s examine five foundational tips for accelerating embedded system design. Tip #1 … Continue reading 5 Tips for Accelerating Embedded System Design

7 Tips for Optimizing Embedded Software

In “5 Embedded System Characteristics Every Engineer Should Monitor”, I discussed key embedded system characteristics that in many cases require optimization. These characteristics include system timing, code size, RAM usage and energy consumption. Optimizing each characteristic typically requires different methods and techniques but there are several general tips developers can follow to optimize their embedded … Continue reading 7 Tips for Optimizing Embedded Software