Tips and Tricks – 7 Tips for Meeting Real-time Deadlines

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Embedded systems must meet their real-time deadlines in order to function efficiently and as expected. No one likes to press a button and wait thirty seconds before the system finally responds. More importantly, safety critical systems need to meet their deadlines or else very bad things could happen, such as injury or death. There are […]

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7 Tips to Accelerate Firmware Development

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Embedded software development teams have a unique challenge before them; how to develop more and more firmware in shorter and shorter timeframes. How can developers get everything on their plate completed within the time allotted? Here are seven tips as food for thought. Tip #1 – Continuously Innovate Focus cannot simply be on creating code […]

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Mastering the 8 Pillars of Embedded Software

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Every embedded software program starts with a basic foundation from which the application is built. A successful application requires that the developer build the application using knowledge of the eight pillars of embedded software which include: Architecture Code Analysis Debugging Documentation Language Skills Standards Testing Tools / Ecosystem Skill deficiencies in any of these pillars […]

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10 Tips for a Successful Engineering Resume

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It’s that time of the year again where spring is in full force, the sun is shining, birds are chirping and this year’s college graduates are spreading their wings and sending out resumes. Despite at least four years of schooling and tens of thousands of dollars spent on tuition, it’s unfortunate that their curriculum doesn’t […]

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Incubator and Co-working Space

One of the large ticket items that first time consultants think they need right out of the gate is an office.  The consultant needs a place to work and to meet with clients and it is only natural to want a space that represents the face of the business.  The major problem with this is […]

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Choosing the Right Business Structure

Starting out on the road to being a consultant is a very exciting time.  There is often much on the consultants mind and selecting a business name and legal structure usually isn’t the first thing on ones mind during this monumental step; However, over time it is important to understand the different legal structure options […]

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Start-ups and Small Businesses – A baptism of Fire

The primary objective of most job seeking engineers is to find a position that provides long term stability. They usually look for a well-established company with a proven track record and employ between 100 and 1000 individuals. These companies provide a structured environment where each person has their own specific job function based on their […]

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Differentiating Yourself as an Engineer

The field of engineering has always been a competitive field to work in but recently with down turns in the global economy and outsourcing of engineering services to foreign companies, our field has become even more so as we compete for fewer and more specialized opportunities.So how can a young motivated engineer rise above the […]

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