Covers basic embedded-system concepts and technologies. Intended for readers considering a career in embedded engineering, and for professionals looking to fill in some gaps.
Learning about Embedded Systems
Introduction to Electronic Circuits
The electronic devices we encounter all around us are driven and controlled by the flow of electrical current through electronic circuits. Each circuit is an arrangement of electrical elements designed to perform specific functions. Circuits can be engineered to carry out a wide variety of operations, from simple actions to complex tasks, according to the job(s) the system must perform.
Let's begin by looking at how the key passive elements found in most electronic circuits work.
Let’s Try! Embedded Systems Programming
Introduction to Microcontrollers
We start with an introduction to the MCU’s basic structure and operation. In the next session we will look at the MCU’s peripheral circuitry. And finally we will try using an MCU in an actual system.
The Build-Your-Own Challenge
Introductory Gadget Building
We will build a heartbeat fan that will wave in synch with your heartbeat. We will learn as we go. So…let’s begin.
MCU Programming: Basics
Essentials of Microcontroller Use Learning about Peripherals
In this six-part series, we look at on-chip peripheral functions for the effective use of MCUs. In particular, we will look at some core peripherals common on a wide variety of MCUs.
Take Advantage of Simulator Functions
“This is not what I expected!” In order to avoid such situation at the end of development, it is important to use a simulator and evaluate power consumption at each stage.
USB Power Delivery
Get to know this life changing technology
What exactly is USB PD (Power Delivery)? How can it be widely used? Why is it such a hot topic nowadays? Let’s learn from the basic and answer all these questions!
BLDC Motor Basics
Understanding the principle and application of high efficiency motors
The era of the highly efficient and excellent controllability BLDC (brushless DC) motor (a.k.a. Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor). We will explain the principle of how BLDC motor rotates and the control techniques.