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Firmware vs Software vs Hardware vs Device Driver, what are the differences?

Started by stephaneb 2 years ago7 replieslatest reply 2 years ago2151 views
Once we are done here, the goal is for this thread to become a great place to learn about the differences between Firmware, Software, Hardware and Device Driver. ...

When (and why) is it a good idea to use an FPGA in your embedded system design?

Started by stephaneb 2 years ago11 replieslatest reply 2 years ago4446 views
Once we are done with this thread, the vision is for readers to get a basic understanding of when should an FPGA be considered in the design of an Embedded System...

When and How to use the Volatile Keyword (Embedded C Programming)

Started by stephaneb 2 years ago7 replieslatest reply 2 years ago10563 views
A few weeks ago, we did the Embedded Programming Good and Bad Programming Habits FAQ.One thing that came up a couple of times in your contributions is the importance...

Debugging Embedded Systems - Favorite Tools, Strategies, Best Practices...

Started by stephaneb 2 years ago11 replieslatest reply 2 years ago1433 views
Chances are we can all agree that Embedded (Software) Engineers in general spend a significant amount of their time on debugging. The goal with this discussion...

Secure Bootloader - When, Why, How...

Started by stephaneb 2 years ago3 replieslatest reply 2 years ago2618 views
A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the basics of bootloaders in the thread titled 'What is a Bootloader and When do You Need One' (thanks for the great posts!). ...

Embedded Software - Good (and Bad) Programming Habits

Started by stephaneb 2 years ago16 replieslatest reply 2 years ago3155 views
Please use this thread to share with the community what you believe are good (or bad) programming habits, especially in the constrained world of Embedded Systems...

What is a Bootloader and when do you need one?

Started by stephaneb 2 years ago12 replieslatest reply 2 years ago6618 views
As part of my effort to create a new crowd-sourced #FAQ section and also with the intention to help promote my good friend Jacob Beningo's upcoming webinar titled Secure...

Embedded Engineers Most Important and Useful Skills

Started by stephaneb 2 years ago13 replieslatest reply 2 years ago4228 views
What are the skills that you feel have made a significant positive difference in you Embedded Engineering Career and why?  Once we are done with this thread,...

Selecting the Right Microcontroller for your Application

Started by stephaneb 2 years ago9 replieslatest reply 2 years ago1926 views
Let's see the direction this thread will take organically, but in general, I would love to read your insights about how one should go when selecting the right microcontroller...

Where is C++'s place in the world of embedded systems?

Started by jms_nh 4 years ago18 replieslatest reply 3 years ago403 views
I've worked on a number of embedded systems, some of which have had only C compilers, whereas others have had both C and C++ compilers. It's helped me understand...

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