Embedded Software

  • I am a star of TV and video

    It is rather ironic. I am not very interested in video and TV. Although I do go to see the odd movie, I am much more interested in still photography. I have a very nice TV, which I enjoy when I do want to watch something. I just hope that my family can help me […]

  • The Internet (or not) of Things

    When I made the very first posting  to this blog, more than five years ago, I made the observation that the world of embedded software is very fashion conscious. I certainly do not mean that embedded software developers are renowned for their dress sense! I am talking about the way that a particular technology is […]

  • The non-ARPS

    Two weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to be assessed for a photographic qualification – an ARPS. That was Tuesday last week and I thought that it would be appropriate to report back on how I made out … I took a day’s leave from work so that I could attend the entire […]

  • Embedded software articles – from simulation to optimization

    As I have done before, I am continuing to catalog a wide selection of my articles that have appeared at embedded.com. Another 4 today … Simulation – better than the real thing? With a complex embedded system, work needs to start on the software long before the hardware is available. Indeed, it may be necessary […]

  • Who needs a taxi?

    I am a big advocate of public transportation. Although I have a car, of course, and recognize the convenience of personal vehicles, I see them as a luxury that we can decreasingly afford. I needed to drive to another city yesterday and a I found all the traffic snarl-ups so demoralizing, stressful and just a […]

  • Real time or not? What operating system makes sense?

    I have been thinking about embedded operating systems and how a developer chooses from the options available. My thoughts partly come from the presentation that I made at the ARM conference in Munich last week. But I am also interested in ARM’s announcements in this area at ARM TechCon the week before. It seems to […]

  • Photography and getting my ARPS (or not)

    As I have mentioned from time to time, when I am not thinking about embedded software or family matters, my main hobby is photography, which has given me much pleasure over the years. I am currently involved in a couple of specific photographic projects … Photography is, obviously, all about taking pictures – we all […]

  • Another ARM conference

    Hot on the heals of ARM TechCon in California last week, I am off to another ARM-centric event on Thursday this week: the ARM Developers Conference in Munich, Germany. This timing was no coincidence. It was originally scheduled for early summer, but it was moved to take advantage of ARM’s announcements at TechCon. I will […]

  • “Six of the Best” – Famous dead people

    One, rather obvious phenomenon associated with getting older is that you know more dead people. It is also a phenomenon of the modern world. Although we do not have any more relatives and not that many more friends and acquaintances than our forebears, the media ensure that we are familiar with many, many more celebrities. […]

  • ARM TechCon – See you there?

    This week is the first, for me, of the major conferences in the embedded software space this Fall – the ARM TechCon. As usual, it takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. And, as usual, I will be attending. The exhibition runs over two days: Wednesday and Thursday. I will be at […]


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