By Mark Hermeling
embedded industry has always been one of rapid change, even though it
lags ‘behind’ the IT curve a bit. I have been working in the embedded
field with some of the leading builders of embedded systems in telecom,
consumer electronics, software defined radio and more and have seen a
number of changes happen over the past decade and a bit.
Developers used to be focussed on getting as much performance as
possible out of hardware. This with regards to processing power and
memory. They counted every Mhz and kilobyte, which dates me somewhat, I
have never worked during the Hz and byte time, though I did do limited
work on 8 bit micros and TI DSPs.