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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 end

With that, our journey comes to an end. Throughout this book, we covered a lot of ground across various Cortex-M topics. Part 1, Get Set Up, detailed how to intelligently select the right hardware, software, and tools for your specific project requirements. Part 2, Sharpen Your Skills, showed how to implement key software topics (booting to main, optimizing performance, leveraging machine learning, and enforcing security) and development techniques (streamlining with the cloud and implementing continuous integration). This last chapter offered avenues to continue learning how to be a better Cortex-M software developer: helpful tips and examples to view today, projects to leverage in the coming months, and our subjective previews into futuristic shifts to get ahead of in the coming years.

Be sure to reference our GitHub repository containing all example code referenced in this book. If you have any questions or comments about the book or Cortex-M development in general, feel...