Book Image

The Insider's Guide to Arm Cortex-M Development

By : Zachary Lasiuk, Pareena Verma, Jason Andrews
Book Image

The Insider's Guide to Arm Cortex-M Development

By: Zachary Lasiuk, Pareena Verma, Jason Andrews

Overview of this book

Cortex-M has been around since 2004, so why a new book now? With new microcontrollers based on the Cortex-M55 and Cortex-M85 being introduced this year, Cortex-M continues to expand. New software concepts, such as standardized software reuse, have emerged alongside new topics including security and machine learning. Development methodologies have also significantly advanced, with more embedded development taking place in the cloud and increased levels of automation. Due to these advances, a single engineer can no longer understand an entire project and requires new skills to be successful. This book provides a unique view of how to navigate and apply the latest concepts in microcontroller development. The book is split into two parts. First, you’ll be guided through how to select the ideal set of hardware, software, and tools for your specific project. Next, you’ll explore how to implement essential topics for modern embedded developers. Throughout the book, there are examples for you to learn by working with real Cortex-M devices with all software available on GitHub. You will gain experience with the small Cortex-M0+, the powerful Cortex-M55, and more Cortex-M processors. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to practically apply modern Cortex-M software development concepts.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: Get Set Up
Part 2: Sharpen Your Skills

A crash course on containers

Creating a dev container for the Pico project gives developers the freedom to work on any computer with Docker installed. This can be Windows, macOS, and Linux. The same container will run the same regardless of the operating system it is used on.

Installing Docker is a straightforward process on any operating system, so refer to the main Docker documentation for the most up-to-date instructions for whatever operating system you are using locally to test this concept. Here is a link to the instructions:

Windows and macOS users can easily install Docker Desktop by downloading and running the installer.

Installing Docker on Ubuntu Linux is straightforward and can be done from the command line. Use the following instructions to download, install, and run an example Docker container, hello-world, to validate that it is working as expected:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y
curl -fsSL -o get...