In Jack Ganssle’s anthology, Embedded Systems: World Class Design, he has collected over a dozen articles that span the embedded system design spectrum. Ganssle’s compilation touches on motors, testing, system level design, sensors, actuators and controls, version control systems, state machines, firmware/hardware musings, close loop control, video encoding, analog I/O, optimizing DSP software, and embedded processors.
Overall, the topics are well covered by the individual authors. They are independent of each other so you can read them in any order. Some, like chapter on testing, are relatively basic, Others, like Optimizing DSP Software, are more advanced. I liked the details and examples in the Sensor, Actuators and Controls chapter.
Novice developers will find this book to be invaluable. But more experienced developers will enjoy the breadth and probably pick up a few tricks or insights in less familiar areas.