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The Insider's Guide to Arm Cortex-M Development

By : Zachary Lasiuk, Pareena Verma, Jason Andrews
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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

Who this book is for

This book is intended to teach practicing engineers and students about topics key to being a rounded Cortex-M software developer. It contains some theory and a lot of hands-on examples, as we believe the best way to learn something is to try it yourself. After reading this book, you will have a solid understanding of when and how to use topics such as embedded security and machine learning instead of just knowing the buzzwords.

If you are looking for a deep dive into Cortex-M hardware capabilities or how to optimize Arm assembly instructions for the Cortex-M Instruction Set, technical reference manuals will be best. Similarly, this book is not a programming book that explains C or assembly language programming for the purpose of creating a single application or mastering a type of programming such as digital signal processing.

To get the most out of this book, you should have a basic understanding of embedded system hardware and software and general C programming skills.