Embedded system is the combination of hardware and software, it is designed for specific functions within in the larger system.
Embedded system consists of 3 things:
1. Input Device
2. Microcontroller (The Brain)
3. Output Device
Input device collects input from the user. It can be done via a sensor or a remote control. A microcontroller can be called as the brain, it is the processing unit. It collects information from an input device and performs the output as per the logic defined inside it.
Output device collects the instructions from the microcontroller and perform accordingly
Embedded systems have accentuated technology’s growth by manifold With growth and advancements in the field of electronics, wireless communications, networking, cognitive and affective computing and robotics, devices around you communicate in more ways than you ever imagined.
Apart from that most companies inventing automation products so in the Embedded field gives good growth based on their performance. Apart from that most companies inventing automation products so in the Embedded field gives good growth based on their performance.
After some years, Embedded systems are going to be everywhere – On every floor, every wall, public transports, cars, homes, offices, airplanes. Looking at the numerous possible applications it has and the awesome projects that are already in pipeline, it is safe to say that Embedded Systems will be one of the most sought-after fields of study and hence would require a lot of talented minds. And it is also important to note that as an Embedded systems Engineer, one would be dealing with some of the most advanced and complicated technologies while working on systems that would revolutionize the way we look and feel this world. So, choosing this field as a career option now would be a smart option for people who always were interested in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.
From smart clothing to smart banking, embedded systems have accentuated technology’s growth by manifold With growth and advancements in the field of
- Wireless communications,
- Medical Electronics
- Food industry
- Consumer Electronics
- Industrial machines
We can in all most all fields embedded system is used.
The devices around you communicate in more ways than you ever imagined. Those times are not very distant when every object around us will have a small processor/sensor embedded within itself, invisible to us but still communicating with all other devices around, making our lives more connected and accessible than ever before.
Many career opportunities are available in embedded systems. Some of them are listed below :
- Embedded Software Engineer (firmware)
- Application Software Engineer (device drivers)
- System Software Engineer (kernel & RTOS)
- Software Test Engineer.
- Embedded System Trainer.
- Embedded Hardware Engineer.
- Marketing & Sales Executive.
The experienced embedded system developers have very high demand in India. To have a good carrier in Embedded system the skills required are
- Software Skills
- Embedded C Programming on Microcontrollers (AVR, PIC, ARM)
- Device Drivers
- Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
- interfacing microcontrollers with different sensors and peripherals
- Kernel Programming
- Innovative Thinking
- Hardware Skills
- Electronic Circuit Designing
- Power Supply Circuit Designing
- PCB Designing
- Troubleshooting Skills
- Other Skills
- Learning new microcontroller interfacing yourself
- Learning new hardware yourself
- Reading Datasheets
- Documentation as per company norms
- Following SDLC
- Working in a Team
- Completing Work in Deadlines
- Making Reports as per the Company Requirement
Grab all above skills if you want to achieve high level in your career.