Embedded Software for the IoT

Book about IoT for Embedded Systems
Embedded Software for the IoT. US English book published by De Gruyter. See the Chinese book at the bottom of this page.

See the Table of Contents with selected figures. You can also go to one of the many Amazon sites, via the links at the bottom of this page, and try “Look Inside”. “Embedded Software for the IoT “is now also available in Chinese – cover is found at the bottom of this page.

See In the Media for references in magazines.

The Author page describes the main embedded systems that I have worked with, during the 30+ years in the business, while the Blog pages are digging into subjects that generally extend the book. There are also some more general entries about our working life.

The Links page has links to external sources on the subjects in “Embedded Software for the IoT”.

The Downloads page contains links to downloadable source-files from the book.

Finally, you can read about my other 2018 book: “SQL Server with C#” here.

See links to Amazon for “Embedded Software for the IoT” at the bottom of this page.

Download a sample chapter

Download a PDF of Chapter 7 on networks here. This chapter is about wired networks but also prepares you for wireless networks.

Why “Embedded Software for the IoT”?

Even though you know a lot about programming, embedded systems has extra challenges. When focusing on IoT devices, network knowledge is key – no matter whether you go for Ethernet, WiFi, LORA or some of the other choices. Some developers will need some basic knowledge on Digital Signal Processing, as many IoT-devices act on digitized signals. And then there’s the large area of CPUs and Real-Time Operating Systems. These dictate resource-constraints that you don’t find in PCs, as well as some important architectural considerations.

The last couple of years has shown us that we need to think differently on security. If we are creating a life-critical device for e.g. hospitals, it should be pretty clear that we need to think security. However, less critical devices, like e.g. toys and home appliances may be used in “botnets”. This gives us an ethical responsibility. The economic argument: it can hurt our brand, even if it doesn’t inhibit our application.

Finally, “Industry 4.0” is gearing up. Instead of starting from scratch, we can learn a lot from the existing Statistical Process Control. Much of this happens as post-processing on PCs today, but it will move closer to the assembly-line.

“Embedded Software for the IoT” provides an overview of the above domains. It also introduces some of the major tools and how to use them. With this overview you are armed to go searching for details on the internet.

Please see Table of Contents for more information.

Ordering on Amazon

Chinese version

Chinese version of Embedded Software for IoT
A more classic IoT front-page than the US version.

Main theme

In case you are wondering: The main theme sunset photo is a private picture of Stockholm’s “Gamla Stan” (old city core) – taken with an iPhone. I can (barely) see the coast of Sweden from my home in Denmark, although Stockholm (the capital) is a lot more to the north.