You’re interested in learning about embedded systems programming but don’t know where to begin. No problem. Let me give you 5 tips to achieve your goal.
Second, study the concept of basic electronics. You should know the most important concepts like Ohms Law, voltage, power, and current.
Third, equip yourself with the necessary tools. Take note that embedded systems programming is not just about the software. Be sure that you have a starter kit on-hand that comprise: soldering iron; wires; resistors; capacitors; a development board or microcontroller; a digital multi-meter; and a logic analyzer.
Fourth, choose your IDE and development board. You can easily find a microcontroller or development board that fits your budget. Don’t be afraid to ask for help in case you are not sure which best fits your expertise. The same goes for the IDE. Make sure that your IDE choice is compatible with your development board. Take the time to do some research to guarantee that you are getting exactly what you need.
Fifth, finding and understanding the components. Once you have a hold of everything on your list, the next step would be to make sure that you understand how everything works. Datasheets are available that you can use as a guide to help you with your chosen project.
As a beginner, try to work on small projects at a time until you get the hang of it. Don’t be disheartened if you don’t succeed in your first attempt. Try and try until you succeed!
Data Communication and Networking Standards – The Importance
Just like other fields in the industry, a set of standards have been put in place for data communication and networking. These standards help guarantee that despite the fast turn around and development in the data communications industry, any software and hardware manufactured by different companies can cohesively work towards the goal of sharing information via networking.
The standards also help consumers choose from the multitude of available software systems and hardware equipment that have been certified to have met the standard requirements. This paves the way for a more controlled price range and increased competition among the vendors by providing the best quality product and service, which the costumer can benefit from.
Some of the most common standards are: hypertext markup language (HTML); transmission control protocol (TCP); internet message access protocol (IMAP); internet network package exchange (IPX); hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP); internet protocol (IP); post office protocol (POP); local area network (LAN); sequence packet exchange (SPX); and motion pictures expert group (MPEG).
One of the most important organization for standardization is the International Organization for Standardization or ISO in Geneva, Switzerland. ISO makes technical endorsements regarding data communication interfaces. The members comprise national standard organizations from countries recognized by the ISO.
Another international standard organization is the International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunications Group or ITU-T also located in Geneva, Switzerland, which is the technical-standard setting organization of the United Nations International Telecommunications Union. Originally focused on public telephone companies in its member countries, it has now widened its coverage to include companies from both the private and public sectors who operate communications or computer networks and those who create equipment and software for these telecommunication companies.
Last but not the least is the Internet Engineering Task Force or IETF, an organization that sets the standards with regards to Internet operations. This organization is also unique compared to the other standardization organizations in that they do not require an official membership to be a participant.
The fast-paced world of data communication prompts experts to hold annual international conferences on a global scale. Here’s a list of international conferences for the year 2018.
13th International Conference on Queuing Theory and Network Applications
The conference is scheduled for July 25-27, 2018 at Tsukuba Science City, Japan. It aims to promote the development and knowledge of queuing theory and its applications to networks and related fields.
9th International Conference on Data Communication Networking
The conference is scheduled for July 26-28, 2018 at Porto, Portugal. It aims to gather people, such as practitioners, researchers and engineers, who are interested in data communication networking between digital devices and computers.
27th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks
The conference is scheduled for July 30 – August 2, 2018 at Hangzhou, ZJ, China. It aims to provide the most current issues and trends for the field of computer communication and networking.
14th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
The conference is scheduled for August 8-10, 2018 at Singapore, Singapore. Research advances in the field of secure networking and communications are the main topics to be covered.
11th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference
The conference is scheduled for September 3-5, 2018 at Prague, Czech Republic. It aims to serve as a forum for people interested in the latest developments for wireless and mobile networks. It also covers mobile computing, services, and applications.
Future Networks Summit
The conference is scheduled for September 6 – October 6, 2018 at Chicago, USA. It aims to explore the various opportunities that can be considered by enterprises in altering network setups to support digital networking in organizations.
23rd CAMAD International Workshop
The conference is scheduled for September 17-19, 2018 at Barcelona, Spain. It aims to focus on the communication aspects of 5G networking and its related fields.
9th International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems
The conference is scheduled for September 19-20, 2018 at Faro, Portugal. It aims to cover topics on: maritime, space, and underwater communications; cyber-physical systems; 5G technologies; and applications and services for internet of everything or IoE.