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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

The future – how trends will affect Cortex-M developers

In the final section of this book, we attempt to translate emerging societal and technological trends into their impact on Cortex-M software development. This is a very subjective undertaking, as predicting the future is fraught with biases and faulty assumptions, but we nonetheless will try.

We are at a critical inflection point in human history, with technological capabilities increasing exponentially as advancements in computation produce faster advancements of computation. Our society is rapidly reconfiguring around technology but is largely still based on centuries-old institutions; our governments were created when the newspaper was the primary mass communication method. Our human brains have largely remained the same for thousands of years, with our core instincts and intuition developing in a completely different society based around hunting and gathering. So, humanity now has a problem: we have Paleolithic emotions...