A Recent History of Hardware and Software Development and Its Impact
on Embedded Systems Education

In this presentation we will review a history of computer hardware and software development over the past thirty years and note impacts of these changes on embedded systems education. We will examine evolving standards for hardware and software design and consider the impact of these changes on both technological and pedagogical approaches to embedded systems education.

We will note the various demands both hardware and software technological improvements have made on the embedded systems body-of-knowledge and present some possible road maps for student embedded systems education in the next decade. This will include hardware, software and programming language innovations impacting the field.