Advice on career change to microcontrollers and embedded systems

It's advice on what a person in the field should understand about the devices they design with. Device selection is important as some controllers are designed to target specific applications like wireless where you might need a dedicated cryptographic module and register interfaces where a device designed for motor control would likely not need that but would need specialized PWM modules and hardware floating point designed to create 3-phase waveform for things like BLDC motors.

Actual experts should know and understand these sort of things.
Let me know how you progress - learn ARM, and RISC-V real-time (RTOS) in C, C++, and assembly, then send me your resume for review there is a lot more to embedded system design than just knowing what are the latest "fanboy" chips or boards!

Read these and then comment

https://www.embedded.com/
https://www.edn.com/
https://www.eetimes.com/
https://circuitcellar.com/
https://www.elektormagazine.com/categories/embedded-programming
https://militaryembedded.com/magazine

https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/definitive-guide-to/9780128207369/
https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/microcontrollers-architecture-programming/9788131759905/

http://www.ganssle.com/articles-subj.htm


Good luck with your reading hope all will be well with you ...
 

WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
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Let me know how you progress - learn ARM, and RISC-V real-time (RTOS) in C, C++, and assembly, then send me your resume for review there is a lot more to embedded system design than just knowing what are the latest "fanboy" chips or boards!

Read these and then comment

https://www.embedded.com/
https://www.edn.com/
https://www.eetimes.com/
https://circuitcellar.com/
https://www.elektormagazine.com/categories/embedded-programming
https://militaryembedded.com/magazine

https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/definitive-guide-to/9780128207369/
https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/microcontrollers-architecture-programming/9788131759905/

http://www.ganssle.com/articles-subj.htm


Good luck with your reading hope all will be well with you ...
I'm long past the point needing reread stuff I studied decades ago
https://www.electro-tech-online.com...2-mz-ef-development-board.153670/post-1325067
https://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/pic18-spi-slave-adc-for-rpi.75683/post-533124
https://github.com/nsaspook/daq_gert
Some ARM system code.
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nsaspook/daq_gert/master/daq_gert.c
I'm close to retirement designing building and manufacturing semiconductors systems that use embedded systems that I designed. I could write most of the articles you linked too. Maybe I can hire you as a replacement. Later.
 
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I'm long past the point needing reread stuff I studied decades ago
https://www.electro-tech-online.com...2-mz-ef-development-board.153670/post-1325067
https://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/pic18-spi-slave-adc-for-rpi.75683/post-533124
https://github.com/nsaspook/daq_gert
Some ARM system code.
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nsaspook/daq_gert/master/daq_gert.c
I'm close to retirement designing building and manufacturing semiconductors systems that use embedded systems that I designed. I could write most of the articles you linked too. Maybe I can hire you as a replacement. Later.
Sound like a good idea for me!
 
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