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Professionals who specialize in software engineering for embedded systems need various technical skills.

Those include expertise in computer hardware and software and programming languages like C and C++. These engineers also need certain soft skills, such as being a good communicator and problem-solver.

The term embedded engineer often refers to either an embedded software engineer or an embedded systems engineer. Skills required for either job often depend on the product an engineer works on and the modules that are part of that project.

An embedded software engineer develops software for an embedded system. These engineers have a general idea of the embedded system and its limits. The engineer will ensure the software works with the system.

Embedded software engineers and developers need a range of technical skills. They should have a deep understanding of programming languages, device drivers and real-time operating systems.

Essential expertise needed for software engineering for embedded systems are considerable, and include:

  • Linux operating system
  • Assembly programming language
  • Ability to read a schematic
  • Python programming language
  • RISC-V instruction set architecture
  • Real-time operating systems (RTOS)

Analysts believe those who focus on software engineering for embedded systems also need to focus on important future skills including understanding AI and its increasing use in embedded systems as well as skills in internet-based technologies and IoT.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, a 4-day workshop that provides the techniques and technologies in software engineering to optimally design and implement an embedded system. Participants will learn about key embedded systems, software engineering problems/issues and references to their solution.

Additionally learn about core methods and how to apply them, examples that demonstrate timeless implementation details, case studies, design guidelines and trade-offs.

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