Here I want some help from the gurus in embedded systems programming or may be DSP gurus. I am new to embedded systems. Till now I got expertise in encoding/decoding the multimedia data on Desktops with Windows 2000 OS and also I have got working knowledge in the area of Multimedia communications. I want to explore the above expertise and knowledge in the systems like Microcontrollers or DSPs.
I have heard that to do the above type of work I have two options, either it is Embedded systems or it can be DSP. I wanted yo know about both these systems and what will be the initial requirement (in terms of hardware and software) that should be procured other than the PC (which I already have at home). In this regard I have been advised by some to purchase Embedded Development kit of DSP Started kit. Please suggest and advice me with the books or reading materai taht will be required.
regards and thanks