Friday, January 11, 2008


Welcome to my blog about embedded systems development. In this first post I would like to tell you a little about myself and what I plan on writing about in the future. I encourage your comments on this blog and hope that I can use it to collaborate with my embedded systems colleagues.

I have been developing embedded systems since 1995, at a number of companies, both small and large, and on a variety of products. These include consumer, defense, and industrial products such as toys, computer peripherals, networking hardware and communication equipment. I really enjoy designing new products and bringing them to fruition. I am now practicing as an independent consultant, continuing to work on innovative and challenging product development.

In my career I have worked with many great people, and been part of some terrific development teams. I hope some of my former coworkers get a chance to visit and possibly contribute to this site. I have learned a lot from them and I'm sure others could benefit from their insight as well.

In the past I have worked mostly on the embedded software side of the engineering team, but I always worked very closely with the hardware developers in design reviews and system debugging. More recently, I have been developing my own hardware designs. I think hardware/software co-design is extremely important in embedded systems development and I plan on covering this topic. I would also like to explore development team structures and project management.

In summary, I would like the embedded coding blog to be a place to share my development experiences and knowledge, keep up with new technologies and discover some best-practices with the help of my readers. Some of the topics I would like to discuss include embedded microprocessors, development tools, network programming, system architecture, test equipment, system testing, and version control. Please feel free to e-mail me at with any suggestions to improve this site.

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