After a long wait… it is finally here!
The ARM TechCon event in Santa Clara, CA, US, will be the first opportunity to see the a ‘hot of the press’ copy of my new book “The Definitive Guide to ARM Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 Processors, 3rd edition”, hurray!
The new edition is an update to the previous “Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M3”. In this new edition, many parts of the books have been completely rewritten to provide more in-depth coverage of the processor architecture, as well as more examples based on popular development tools. For example, in addition to the examples for Keil MDK, as in the previous edition, this release also includes IAR C compiler and ARM gcc with CooCox CoIDE examples.
There is lots of new Cortex-M4 specific information, including a chapter focusing on using the single precision floating point unit (FPU) and two chapters on DSP applications development with content written by Paul Beckmann (CEO of DSP Concepts; DSP Concepts is the company that worked with ARM to create the CMSIS-DSP library).
There are also examples of using CMSIS-RTOS, a chapter on software porting (e.g. from 8-bit / 16-bit microcontroller to the ARM Cortex-M series) and a chapter covering various advanced topics. Be warned - the new book is around 1000 pages (make sure it can fit into your letter box if you order it online ).
You can order “The Definitive Guide to ARM Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 Processors, 3rd Edition” from the Elsevier website: http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780124080829. For a limited time you can also save 30% by using the discount code “SAVE3013”. It is also available from other good book stores including Amazon. Sounds like a great Christmas present for embedded geeks
If you are interested in taking the ARM Accredited Microcontroller Engineer (AAME) examination there is a dedicated area at the ARM booth (#300) for the ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) program. In addition to finding out more information about the AAE and AAME programs, you can also to take a look at some of the reference material, including various books and other documentation useful for the AAME, including my other books (e.g. “The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M0”). On the Tuesday from 10:30am to 6pm there is also a training session on the AAME to help get you started. More details can be found at http://www.armtechcon.com/special-events/#accredited.
What will you be doing in TechCon? There is plenty to see and do there, as the event is bigger than ever. Full details of the event can be found at http://www.armtechcon.com/ .
Finally, on Tuesday morning from 10:30am to 11:20am, I will be presenting in a talk titled “Cortex-M for Beginners”. If you want to learn about ARM Cortex-M processors and want insight into which processor may best fit your applications, this talk should be useful to you.
Looking forward to see you in Santa Clara!
Update : 31-Oct-2013
- Sorry to those who came to ARM booth and couldn't see the new Definitive Guide to ARM Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 Processors book. We did had 2 copies, but the aae team gave them away in a raffle draw!
- Kindle edition of the new book is also available now (Amazon.com: The Definitive Guide to ARM® Cortex®-M3 and Cortex®-M4 Processors eBook: Joseph Yiu: Kindle Store).
Update : 2-Nov-2013
- I just found out that the appendixes are missing from the printed copies, and it is not available on the book's companion web site . I am checking with the publisher to try to find out what's happening.
Update : 29-Nov-2013
- The appendixes are now available on the book's companion web site.