You might not think of yourself as an embedded systems developer. The term embedded is not necessarily universally accepted. Now that embedded systems are ubiquitous I mean, what isn't an embedded system nowadays? you may identify more with a particular industry sector. Many people do.
Embedded systems development comprises many methodologies and tools, and some are more applicable to one industry than another. If you're sending the product you're building to Mars, you're likely to have different requirements from someone who is developing the electronics and software for a washing machine.
Embedded Systems Programming and Embedded.com deliver how-to information, explanations of standards and protocols, and algorithms to a broad audience of embedded systems developers.
EE Times has followed the lead of the embedded franchise by launching a web site that provides information developed specifically for automotive electronics system designers and engineers. Called Automotive DesignLine (www.automotivedesignline.com/), it's an online resource that focuses on the field of automotive electronics.
Rick DeMeis, a test engineer and industry reporter most recently with Design News , will be the online editor of Automotive DesignLine. Rick has experience covering the electronics and motion control industries.
Automotive DesignLine will deliver practical, how-to design information, product announcements and reviews, in-depth product research tools, expert advice and analysis, insights into industry trends, and breaking news focused on the following key areas:
- Power train
- Chassis and suspension
- Body electronics
- Security and safety
Automotive DesignLine provides a library of technical and standards-related resources and discussion blogs and forums aimed at helping engineers address design challenges such as performance, reliability and safety.
In the interest of full disclosure, please note that I am not a completely disinterested observer in this story: I work for CMP Media, the publisher of both EE Times and Embedded Systems Programming .