Embedded systems are everywhereꟷin robots, automobiles, rockets, even appliancesꟷand they continue to proliferate even during a downturn in other sectors of the electronics industry. One market study projects the embedded systems market to reach $173.4 billion over the next decade, growing at a CAGR of 6.8%. The employment prospects are there if one has the right combination of skills.
What are those skills? This video webinar by Binaryupdates, titled “How to Become Embedded Systems Engineerꟷ4 Step Process”ꟷexplains by outlining a four-step process an engineer can follow to become a successful embedded systems design professional. The steps include finding a mentor, investing in the appropriate education, defining a career goal, and working with recruiters. Some of the skills required include learning Embedded C, C++, microcontroller programming, pc board design, and electronics circuit design.
The webinar lasts an hour long and is worth every minute, doling out a lot of useful advice, some drawing from the narrator’s own experiences as a recruiter, trainer, and engineer. It is a must watch if you are interested in the embedded systems field.
Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News covering the electronics beat. He has many years of experience covering developments in components, semiconductors, subsystems, power, and other facets of electronics from both a business/supply-chain and technology perspective. He can be reached at [email protected]