CEC – Building Your Own Internet Connected PLC

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) are the foundation for manufacturing and the industrial IoT. Developers are probably used to purchasing off-the-shelf PLC controllers, but it is possible to build a simple low-cost PLC controller using microcontroller components. In this course, we will explore PLC fundamentals and how we can create our own internet connected PLC controller … Continue reading CEC – Building Your Own Internet Connected PLC

Designing and Debugging RTOS based IoT Applications

The webinar recording can be accessed at the link below: Webinar Recording Webinar Description: Embedded devices are being connected to the internet at a dizzying rate. Successfully creating an IoT device requires developers to master their RTOS and debugging techniques in addition to learning about internet connectivity. In this webinar, attendees will learn about advanced … Continue reading Designing and Debugging RTOS based IoT Applications

Tools – Connecting to the IoT with the Electric Imp

Developing embedded software for the internet can be a nightmare. Ethernet chips and peripheral are very complex and require an extraordinary amount of effort and time to configure and setup properly. Driver and example code is usually provided by chip manufacturers but how secure and trustworthy is their code? Simple customizations to the stack can … Continue reading Tools – Connecting to the IoT with the Electric Imp

Tips and Tricks – 10 Steps for Selecting a Microcontroller (2017)

The way developers select a microcontroller for their embedded systems is dramatically changing. Traditionally developers have focused on the hardware first and thought about the software second. Selecting a microcontroller in this manner, will result in failure today. There are several new steps that developers need to follow if they are going to be successful … Continue reading Tips and Tricks – 10 Steps for Selecting a Microcontroller (2017)

EETimes University – Fundamentals of IoT System Design

Designing an IoT device requires more than expertise in embedded system design. Developers also need to understand the IoT architecture and how their device fits into the grander scheme. IoT devices are not stand-alone but links in a chain that can affect the entire internet. Developers need to understand how to secure their device, provision … Continue reading EETimes University – Fundamentals of IoT System Design

Tips and Tricks – Offload the I in IoT

Embedded software developers have a lot on their plate. A developer has to be an expert in hardware, sensors, communication protocols, low level drivers, HAL’s API’s, object oriented design and a master of programming languages. Unfortunately embedded engineers must also now know internet protocols, web design, tcp/ip stacks, encryption and security. The list is quickly … Continue reading Tips and Tricks – Offload the I in IoT

Tools – The April Board

The April board is a break-out for the Imp Developer module. The April module provides the ability to power the Imp module using a standard USB-Mini cable, an optional battery connector, or through a standard .100 header. The April board also has an on-board 3.3V regulator that can with stand an input up to 17 … Continue reading Tools – The April Board

CEC – Driver Design Patterns and the Internet

Course Overview: Leveraging design patterns is a critical technique to quickly and efficiently develop an embedded system.  This course will explore driver design patterns through developing low-level drivers for the STM32L0 Nucleo board. We will explore the interfacing of common sensors to the development board, in addition to connecting it to the Internet as a … Continue reading CEC – Driver Design Patterns and the Internet