A new way to do firmware development on programmable devices

In this Product How-To article Mark Saunders describes a new methodology for doing firmware development for the Cypress’ Arm-based Programmable SoCs, using the company’s PSoC Creator in combination with Arm’s uVision IDE. Programmable devices are really cool and powerful, if you are a hardware designer. If you are a software developer, they can be a real headache, giving that …

Electronic Legos

Last week I started talking about how programmable logic devices have become accessible enough that they are finding their way into all sorts of embedded systems. There are actually quite a few types of programmable devices. You can think of these chips like a child’s construction kit: There are a lot of pieces. You can build an airplane, or a …