Firmware Engineering in 2020

By Brian Geary on Feb 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM

There’s quite a bit of discussion amongst software developers (and AndPlus is no exception) regarding the importance of user-centered software design, usability, and user experience. To hear such talk, you’d think that the only kind of software that exists is the kind that people interact with directly by use of keyboards, mouse devices, game controllers, and touch screens.
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How Firmware Works

By Abdul Dremali on Oct 9, 2019 9:05:00 AM

An old joke in hardware engineering circles says, contrary to popular belief, electronic gizmos don’t run on electricity. They run on smoke. When something goes wrong, the smoke (sometimes accompanied by flames) escapes, and the device stops working.

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The Evolution of Firmware Development

By Abdul Dremali on Aug 16, 2019 8:30:00 AM

We’ve discussed recently the importance of firmware engineering, especially in light of the coming deluge of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Today we go into a bit more detail about firmware development: How we got where we are in the evolution of firmware development, some of the main differences between firmware development and PC or mobile software development, and how those differences drive the execution of a firmware project.

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