Elecia White

Elecia White

I make awesome gadgets!

San Jose, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Embedded system software
  • Firmware architecture
  • Signal processing
  • Control systems
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Elecia White has worked on DNA scanners, inertial measurement units for airplanes and race cars, toys for preschoolers, a gunshot location system for catching criminals, and assorted other medical and consumer devices. She is the founder of Logical Elegance, an embedded systems consulting company based in San Jose. Elecia has developed strong skills in signal processing, hardware integration, complex system design, and performance. Having been through FAA and FDA certification processes, she understands the importance of producing quality designs and how they lead to quality implementations.

Elecia has spent several years in management roles but enjoys hands-on engineering and the thrill of delivering excellent products. While continuing to provide leadership and mentoring, she prefers to focus on the technical aspects of a project. A graduate of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, Elecia enjoys sharing her passion for science, engineering and interesting gizmos, particularly how these things can make the world a better place.

Making Embedded Systems Making Embedded Systems
by Elecia White
November 2011
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

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Webcast: Conducting a Technical Interview
October 25, 2011
Given a 30-45 minutes to select a new colleague, what do you ask? What can you determine in your time slot? How can you decide that this candidate is truly qualified? (Is it your fault if they don't work out?) This webcast answers those questions and...

Webcast: A Gentle Introduction to Embedded Systems Programming
November 16, 2011
This webcast walks step-by-step through the most important concepts a software engineer will need to get started on the path to embedded systems.

"One of the best-written books I have ever read."
--Joao Carvalho

"This is the book that I have wanted to write for many years, only Elecia has done a better job than I think I ever could. In addition to being an ideal introduction for developers new to embedded systems, you will also find advice for us seasoned practitioners that need some tuning-up of our skills. Kudos."
--Bill Gatliff

"Embedded systems are inherently object-oriented, yet many embedded software developers don't create systems with this methodology in mind. In her new book, Elecia White examines embedded software development with an object-oriented tilt, giving a fresh perspective to embedded firmware design. With her inherently readable writing style, Making Embedded Systems is both approachable and entertaining. For OOP software developers wanting to enter the world of embedded systems, her book is a must read."
--John Catsoulis

"Elecia has a lot to share and she's doing it in style with her book Making Embedded Systems. Making Embedded Systems is loaded with great information and wisdom. Those just learning embedded systems will find many mysteries revealed with lots of definitions and how-to advice. It's also a handbook for the experienced developer with the breadth and depth of the topics covered."
--James W. Grenning

"I'm recommending this book to anyone who wants to become an embedded system developer. Making Embedded Systems is the book for a C programmer who wants to enter the fun (and lucrative) world of embedded systems. What makes embedded different is the synergy of the hardware and software, and this book delves deeply, and almost uniquely, into the integration of the two. It's very well written--entertaining, even--and filled with clear illustrations."
--Jack Ganssle