Embedded Software

  • A kind of immortality

    I had a thought, which I would like to share. Indeed I am dedicating this blog post to the sharing and expansion of what, to me, was a profound realization. Broadly, what I am thinking about are grandchildren, grandparents and the span of time … My maternal grandfather was born in 1898. He served in […]

  • Embedded software article: RTOS Revealed #30

    My latest article on embedded.com has been published. This piece is the thirtieth installment of the RTOS Revealed series, which will continue to appear for the next few months. The series covers every aspect of real time operating systems. Nucleus SE RTOS initialization and start-up In this article, I look at initialization and start-up in […]

  • Delivering the mail

    In these days of electronic communication, dominated by email [which people keep saying is passé, but, in reality, is used more every day] and messaging services, it is hard to remember that, for a century and a half, textual information was shared using “snail mail”. Of course, traditional mail services are still heavily used, but […]

  • Video about floating point in embedded systems

    My latest video blog is now available. This time I am looking at the use of floating point in an embedded application and some of the pitfalls associated with it. You can see the video here or here: Future video blogs will continue to look at topics of interest to embedded software developers. Suggestions for […]

  • Telling me what to do

    I have concluded that perhaps I am not the easiest person to live with. There are a selection of reasons for this, but one is that I do not always know what I want. My brain is in conflict [with itself]. The thing is, I like nice clear rules and guidelines – boundaries, if you […]

  • Embedded software article: RTOS Revealed #29

    My latest article on embedded.com has been published. This piece is the twenty-nineth installment of the RTOS Revealed series, which will continue to appear for the next few months. The series covers every aspect of real time operating systems. Interrupts in Nucleus SE In this article, I look at how interrupts are handled in an […]

  • Progress on “12 things”

    At the end of last year, I drew up a list of 12 “things” [goals, if you like] for 2019 and I wrote about them here. We are now 2 months into the year and I thought that it was about time to report on progress [or lack thereof] … I have certainly made some […]

  • Embedded World

    This week sees the biggest trade show and conference in the world of embedded systems – Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. The exhibition is incredibly diverse with vendors showing a vast array of products – anything that can be remotely thought of as being connected with embedded systems. The conference has multiple streams of sessions […]

  • Country mouse in the big city – in the library

    I was recently visiting a unfamiliar town – a city suburb really – not far from where I live. I was there on an errand – a bureaucratic matter, where I needed to wait around until some documentation was ready to collect. At the time, I was unaware that a very short train ride would […]

  • Video about embedded RTOS memory footprint

    My latest video blog is now available. This time I am looking at the amount of memory used by an embedded RTOS and the factors that affect it. You can see the video here or here: Future video blogs will continue to look at topics of interest to embedded software developers. Suggestions for topics are […]

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